According to School Board Administrator Thomas Grossi the current seats of Marty Manno from Hamilton Township, along with Carol Houck and Vicki Hood of Galloway Township will all expire at the end of 2016.
But there are three new candidates running as a team that have filed petitions to become Board Members for the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School Board. Two residents from Galloway Township and one resident from Hamilton Township.
This year Galloway Township voters will see the names of Michael T. Baldwin, Sr. and Lisa Tilton on the ballot for General Election in November and Hamilton Township voters will see the name of Thomas Dawson Jr. on their November ballot.
Baldwin, Tilton and Dawson are running with one mission in mind; to bring Strength, Ethics, Integrity and Transparency back to the Regional School Board. The students should be honored for their achievements and success and their education has to be top priority.
Baldwin, Tilton and Dawson also believe the residents need a safe school environment that protects the health and well-being of all the students and staff. They will bring open communication and discussions with the parents and guardians on students progress, development and success.
Most importantly Baldwin, Tilton and Dawson will bring the strength back to the Regional School Board and restore order and control with the Board, where it belongs.
General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Michael T. Baldwin Sr.
(Galloway Township Candidate)
Formerly from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, he moved to New Jersey in 1994. Baldwin has lived in Galloway Township for 17-years with his wife Jennifer Ryan Baldwin and their three children, Michael Jr. 19 (Cedar Creek alum 2015), Genevieve 17 (Absegami class of 2017), and Lyndsea 15 (Oakcrest class of 2019). Baldwin's children have attended each of the schools within the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District.
Baldwin is very active in local community serving as the former Director of Youth Ministry at the Church of the Assumption in Galloway, and currently serves as the Charter Representative for the Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 634 and for the past three years he has coached football for the Galloway Mustangs Varsity team
Baldwin is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, serving from 1985-1989 and received an honorable discharge. Baldwin currently works as a Manager for Wawa, Inc. in Somers Point. Baldwin's goal in life is to be a great father to his children and to help mentor any child that would be in need of help.
(Galloway Township Candidate)
Born and raised in Atlantic County, has been a resident of Galloway Township for 15-years. Tilton is a 1995 graduate of the Galloway based private school The Pilgrim Academy. Tilton has spent her professional career working in Municipal Government for the past 15-years.
Tilton has worked in various capacities throughout municipal government by serving as Township Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics (Galloway Township and Buena Vista Township), Assistant to the Zoning Official and Joint Land Use Board (Borough of Mantoloking), Assistant Township Administrator and Planning and Zoning Board Secretary (Buena Vista Township).
Tilton has volunteered and served on Galloway Township's Planning Board as a Board Member, Master Plan Committee Member and Development Review Committee Member.
Tilton continues to serve the community as the owner/publisher of Galloway Township News where she has served the publics interests since 2013 in reporting on Police News, Sports, Community News, Politics and Educational News.
Thomas Dawson Jr.
(Hamilton Township Candidate)
Formerly from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he moved to New Jersey in 1991. Dawson has lived in Hamilton Township resident for 12-years with his wife Adriane and their daughter Alexandria 17 (Oakcrest alum of 2016). Alexandria ranked 12th in her graduating class and will be attending Drexel University in the fall studying Nursing.
Dawson is very active in the community serving as the Senior Pastor for SOAR Church in Woodbine, NJ since 1998. Under Dawson's leadership SOAR Church has grown from sixty (60) to five-hundred (500) members. SOAR Church has donated school supplies, coats and over $25,000 in the last four-years to a local school for Autism Awareness.
Dawson served as President of the Oakcrest High School Band Association from 2015-2016 and Vice-President of the Oakcrest High School Parent Involvement Committee from 2014-2016.