Ray Polidoro has been a resident of the Erial section of Gloucester Township where he has lived with his wife Donna and children since 1992. He coached various youth sports teams such as, Blackwood Babe Ruth Baseball, Cross Keys roller hockey and the Timber Creek High School JV ice hockey team, where he coached them to a championship in 2007. Ray has been a life long Republican who served as an appointed committeeman in Philadelphia before residing in Gloucester Township. He graduated Catholic high school and graduated from Lincoln technical Institute in Pennsauken with a degree in HVACR. He is an appliance field service technician specializing in high end domestic appliances. Ray currently serves the community as an advocate for effective and cooperative local government.

 

 

Michael W. Martin has been a resident of Gloucester Township for the last two years residing in the Blackwood section.  He was raised in Audubon, NJ and was very active in the community.  He served as a volunteer firefighter, EMT and Deputy Coordinator with the Audubon Office of Emergency Management.  He has worked in the emergency services sector as an EMT for 15 years and as a paramedic for 8 years.  Mike is also an instructor for emergency services classes.  Mike is a life-long Republican.

 

 

Erica Martin earned a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and Public Relations from Salisbury University. She is the Communications and Marketing Director at The Union League of Philadelphia, the #1 City Club in the Country. In this role, Erica is responsible for all internal and external marketing, as well as, media relations and has worked on several multi-million dollar projects.  Erica ran for GT Council in 2011 and enjoyed meeting the residents of Gloucester Township.  Erica devotes time volunteering for various organizations including The Support Center for Child Advocates, The American Red Cross, Cell Phones for Soldiers and serves as team captain for GT Republicans Relay for Life team. Erica is a lifelong resident of Camden County residing in the Laurel Springs section of Gloucester Township with her husband and step-daughter.
 

 

Dennis Palmer, his wife Maureen and his family resides in the Chestnut Glen development. Dennis is a graduate of the College of New Jersey and has been an environmental engineer for over 30 years.  He is an environmental engineer for over 30 years and is licensed as an engineer in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is active in Boy Scouts Troop 77 in Blackwood and sits on the Township Planning board. Previously his family was active with the Highland HS football and wrestling boosters. Their two children both graduated from Highland HS.

 

Jim Bonnette and his darling wife of 30 years: Lyana, have been living in Erial since 1993. Jim and Lyana both lived in the township and graduated from Highland High School before career opportunities took them to NM, GA, VA, WV then brought them back to South Jersey. Proud parents of 4 children and grandparents to two grandsons bring joy and excitement to their lives. Jim has been with the federal government as a law enforcement officer since 1980. Jim worked as a Border Patrol Agent, Supervisory Patrol Agent, staff member of the Border Patrol Academy in GA and NM and as a Senior Immigration Inspector before returning to NJ as an Immigration Examiner. He is a loyal union member of AFGE and has held elected positions as a local president and a regional vice president. Jim became involved in union work because he wanted to help his peers to become better officers. The reason Jim is becoming an active member of the republican committee in Gloucester Township is to help his GT neighbors to improve their community.

Members:

Jeff Booker With a background spanning consumer finance, mortgage and insurance consulting, grassroots political leadership, and non-profit administration, Jeff Booker offers a blend of business, policy, finance, and community relations insight unique among many professionals.

 Currently, Jeff is the Manager of Community Outreach & Events for the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.  In his most recent role as a consultant with Brown and Brown Metro Insurance, a nationwide industry leader, Jeff worked with businesses, non-profit organizations, and public entities to provide tailored consulting services targeting group benefits planning. Additionally, as an independent financial services consultant, Jeff advises individuals, business professionals, and entrepreneurs in optimal financial planning and management strategies. 

Previously, Jeff spent several years with recognized financial services organizations, including Cendant Mortgage, GMAC, First Union Corp., Benecard Services, and MassMutual. 

While accomplished in his sphere of professional leadership, Jeff is also committed to civic and community leadership. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Executive Director of the Camden County Republican Committee, in which position he successfully directed grassroots mobilization efforts for multiple campaigns.

A team leader dedicated to empowering others for success, Jeff has been recognized multiple times for his leadership, relationship-building, and communication skills. In 2004 he was selected as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention in New York, in which role he served as Media Representative and Deputy Whip of the New Jersey Delegation and as the Delegation’s Chair of African American Outreach.

From 2007 to 2008, Jeff was a Charter Member of the New Jersey Steering Committee for Mitt Romney for President, and in 2008, he served as an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2009, Jeff was chosen as a Delegate to the Young Republican National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. This same year, he was also named to the Department of State Subcommittee for the Transition Office of New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie.

Committed to giving back both professionally and personally, Jeff has served as Commissioner and Treasurer of the Gloucester Township Human Relations Commission; as Chairman of the South Jersey Biz Buzz Government Relations Committee; as a Member of the Gloucester County Branch of the NAACP, and as Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and Member of the NFBPA’s National Corporate Advisory Council.

Additionally, Jeff is an active member of his church, Bethel Baptist Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and also works with the youth throughout his community.

A New Jersey native, Jeff studied Political Science and Organizational Management at Liberty University and Eastern University, respectively. He makes his home with his family in Glendora, New Jersey. 

 

Dawn Briggs is originally from Indiana, Dawn Is a mother of four who is active in the Gloucester Township Babe Ruth Baseball League. Dawn has an Associates Degree in Business and is an Administrative Assistant at the Camden County Board of Election.

 

Joanne Carr has been a resident of Timber Birch in Gloucester Township for 39 years. She is a past president and vice president of the Timber Birch Women's Club.  Joanne is also a past president and vice president of the Historic and Scenic Preservation Committee of Gloucester Township. Joanne is an active parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church in Somerdale.

 

Peg Centritto has lived in Gloucester Township for 7 years with her husband Anthony and their 5 children. She was a 16 year resident of Runnemede where she was the Deputy Court Clerk. Peg served as a Republican Committee woman in Runnemede for 13 years.  She worked for  the Camden County Board of Elections from 1990 to 2001. She served as the President of the Camden County Federation of Republican Women for three years.  She was the representative for Camden County in Governor Christy Todd-Whitman's "Woman in Public Service" series. Since 2001, Peg has served as the Republican Assistant Administrator at The Camden County Superintendent of Elections office and has been an active member of the New Jersey Association of Elected Officials. Peg's twins will graduate from Highland High School in 2012. 

 

Ron Cohen has lived in the Erial section of Gloucester Township since 1995.  He’s a graduate of Temple University.  Ron’s the owner of a successful video production company.  As a film/video director, he has worked on several prominent hospital TV campaigns and award winning documentaries and national promotional videos.  He is active in his local synagogue where he is also a board trustee.  

 

Tom Crone

 

Jill Dawson grew up in Gloucester Township. She attended Erial Elementary, Lewis Middle School and Highland High School. She graduated from Lehigh University with a BA in Architecture and settled in Philadelphia.  After a successful 10 year career in Architecture she moved back to Gloucester Township to help take care of her parents.  Jill currently works in internet marketing. She loves dogs, cooking, baking, and crossword puzzles.  

 

Mike Del Duke has lived in the Wood Hill development in Erial with his wife Carol and 3 sons for over 15 years. Mike earned his associates degree from Camden County College and his bachelors degree from Rutgers University.  He is an IT Specialist and has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years. Mike served on the Gloucester Township Planning Board.

 

Michelle Garro

 

Sam Garro

 

Marshal Kasper has lived in the Forrest Woods neighborhood of Erial for over 17 years. He served on the Gloucester Township Planning Board and was elected to the Gloucester Township Republican Municipal Committee in 2010. Marshal and his wife have raised four children and are proud grandparents of seven. He is a graduate of Bentley College in Mass., and served in the US Army Reserve for six years. Marshal is retired from BMW of the Mail Line.

 

Gene Lawrence is a life long resident of Gloucester Township.  He still lives in the Erial section of the township with his family.  The Lawrence family is one of the oldest and largest families in the Township’s history.  Gene has served on the Gloucester Township Council and was the liaison to the Human Relations Committee.  He is currently a member of the Gloucester Township Planning Board.  Gene has been the loudest proponent of alternate energy and while on Council proposed several plans to bring solar energy to Gloucester Township.

 

Shelley Lovett is a 32 year resident of Gloucester Township residing in the Broadmoor neighborhood.  She was elected twice to the Gloucester Township Council and served as Council Liaison to the Environmental & Open Space Committee, as well as the Mayor’s Task Force on Property Tax Reform.  Shelley serves as Vice Chairman of the Camden County Republican Organization.  Shelley was a leader in the Highland Youth Soccer organization and has been active in Gloucester Township on various committees and charities.  Shelly is a graduate of William Paterson College with a degree in education.    Shelley and her husband Ron have raised their three sons in Gloucester Township and she is a proud mother of a U.S. Naval Officer, currently serving our Country in the Pacific.

 

Linda Musser has been a community activist for many years and is a founding member of C.A.R.E. (Citizens Against a Radioactive Environment). She has been in the forefront of many of our local issues such as GEMS landfill and the effort to help save Moffa's Farm. Linda is also a member of the Camden County Open Space Committee, serves as a Director on the Burlington Camden County Association of Realtors, and serves on the Gloucester Township Planning Board.

 

Stephanie Radisch

 

Stacy Santiago

 

Diana Wachter 

 

Joan Wagner has been a resident of Gloucester Township for 10 years.  She recently served as Confidential Aid to Mayor Cindy Rau-Hatton.  Joan earned her associates degree from Camden County College and her bachelors degree from Rowan University.  She retired after 25 years in the private sector and moved to Valley Brook where she resides today.  Joan is an active member of the Valley Brook Home Owners Association and is an active volunteer in the community.

 

Karl Wirtz has been a resident of Gloucester Township for over 25 years.  He and his wife Linda reside in the Chestnut Glen section of Blackwood with their three children.  Karl is a former member of the Gloucester Township Council where he served the residents of Gloucester Township with distinction.  Karl has been involved in many volunteer activities throughout the Township.  Karl was instrumental in organizing the Chestnut Glen Neighborhood Watch.  He was a coach in the Blackwood Little League and was very active with Blackwood Cub Pack #77 and Troop #77.