Leading up to the 2020 election, The Delran Sun is running a three-week Meet the Candidates series. In this first week, candidates running in the 2020 election for Delran Mayor provide some background on who they are and why they’ve chosen to run.
Manager of Motor Vehicle Agency in Medford
I have lived in the same neighborhood in Delran since childhood. When my wife, Julie, and I married 25 years ago we knew that we wanted to raise our family here.
As a volunteer for numerous organizations including the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, the Knights of Columbus, St. Charles Borromeo, and a founding member of the Delran Historical Society, I am committed to community service.
While on Council, and if elected Mayor, I will work so your children and our children will want to stay here and raise their children in Delran. We worked hard balancing where to spend and where we could save and still be prepared for a “Rainy Day.” COVID-19 is that rainy day and Delran has the financial resources to weather this storm.
We initiated an aggressive road program, and in the last ten years, we have paved over 15 miles of the 40 miles of roads in Delran. Next year, working with the utilities with the same expected budget as in prior years, we expect to repave almost five more miles of roads. In just over 10 years, we will be more than half way to completing our plan to bring Delran’s infrastructure up to date.
If elected as Delran’s Mayor, I will be the mayor who supports and attends the township events so that Delran residents can easily ask questions and get answers to their inquiries. I will bring even more transparency to our government.
Republican Party Mayoral Candidate
Ran-Del Yacht Club, Red Dragon Canoe Club, Calvary Church
Lifelong resident of Delran, who as a single mom, raised a wonderful young man while working two or three jobs to maintain our home and put him through college. I have worked since I was 16, in recent years as a Realtor and Coach with Keller Williams.
As a member of Calvary Church, I volunteer in the nursery, a greeter and prepare meals at Ronald McDonald House. I’ve been a member of the Domestic Violence Response Team for the Rivertowns and volunteered as an advocate for foster children. I donate blood to the American Red Cross, support Susan G. Komen Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. When COVID-19 hit, I organized a local food drive which turned into a food pantry, feeding hundreds through mid-June. Additionally, when Good Counsel needed formula, baby food and diapers; I immediately organized a drive and delivered the much needed supplies.
Why am I running? To bring back transparency and openness, control unnecessary spending, create community outreach programs and maintain all areas of town, not just a chosen few. As a member of council in 2011-12, I initiated bringing the U.S. Army Corps to Delran regarding the flooding in the Riverside Park area. I will work to finish what I started since the current council has let those residents down. Am currently vice-chair of the planning board. My motto in life is and will always be “gotta do what I gotta do, if not me, then who?” Any questions, email me: email@example.com.