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JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR.
For President of the United States
Joe Biden served as the 47th Vice President of the United States with President Barack Obama. Before his two terms as VP, he was a distinguished US Senator from Delaware for 36 years.
Joe was born in Scranton, PA in 1942 before his family moved to Delaware, where he fought for the little guy as a public defender and eventually on the New Castle County Council.
Not long after becoming a Senator, Biden tragically lost his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi in a car accident. Joe was left to be a single dad to his two sons Hunter and Beau.
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KAMALA D. HARRIS
For Vice President of the United States
Kamala has spent her life fighting injustice. It’s a passion that was first inspired by her mother, Shyamala, an Indian-American immigrant, activist, and breast cancer researcher. Growing up in Oakland, Kamala had a stroller-eye view of the Civil Rights movement.
After earning an undergraduate degree from Howard University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings, she began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
In 2003, Kamala became the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco. Among her achievements as District Attorney, Harris started a program that gives first-time drug offenders the chance to earn a high school diploma and find employment.
In 2017, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as a United States Senator for California, the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator in history. She serves on the Committees for Homeland Security, Governmental Affairs, Intelligence, Judiciary and Budget.
It’s the privilege of Kamala’s life to work on behalf of the people of California. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Doug Emhoff, and is stepmother to Ella and Cole Emhoff.
U.S. Senator (2013-present)
Cory grew up in New Jersey and received his undergraduate and master’s degree from Stanford University. At Stanford, Cory played varsity football, volunteered for the campus peer counseling center, and wrote for the student newspaper. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and went on to study at the University of Oxford, and then Yale Law School, where he graduated in 1997.
Cory moved to Newark after law school and started a nonprofit organization to provide legal services for low-income families, helping tenants take on slumlords. In 1998, Cory moved into “Brick Towers” in Newark, which eventually became a housing project. Cory lived there until the housing project was demolished in 2006. That same year, he became Mayor of Newark. Cory still lives in Newark's Central Ward today.
In October 2013, Cory won a special election to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate. In November 2014, he was re-elected to a full six-year term.
As New Jersey’s junior Senator, Cory Booker has brought an innovative and consensus-building approach to tackling some of the most difficult problems facing New Jersey and our country.
U.S. House of Representatives, NJ-3 (2019-present)
Congressman Andy Kim was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. He represents the Third Congressional District of New Jersey, which stretches from the Delaware River to the Atlantic Ocean encompassing most of Burlington County and parts of Ocean County.
Congressman Kim grew up in South Jersey, the proud son of Korean immigrants. His father and mother raised Andy and his sister in South Jersey because of the top notch public school system and safe communities. Andy attended public K-12 schools and credits the quality of his education with helping him become a Rhodes Scholar and leading national security expert.
Andy is a dedicated public servant, who believes service is a way of life. He worked as a career public servant under both Democrats and Republicans, and served at the Pentagon, State Department, the White House National Security Council, and in Afghanistan as an advisor to Generals Petraeus and Allen.
He currently lives in Burlington County with his wife and two sons.
For U.S. House of Representatives, NJ-2
Amy is the Education Director of The Kennedy Forum where she pursues partnerships and collaborations that emphasize evidence-based research and programming to facilitate policy change in the areas of education and mental health.
An educator by training, Amy has more than a decade of experience working in public schools in New Jersey. Her experiences as a teacher and as a mother of five propel her efforts and advocacy around social-emotional learning and mental wellness for children and adolescents.
Amy serves on the boards of Mental Health America, a leading national advocacy organization and Parity.org, which promotes gender parity at the highest levels of business.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Education from Nova Southeastern University.
Amy was born in Atlantic City and grew up in Pleasantville and Absecon, New Jersey. She and her husband, former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, live in South Jersey with their five children.
ON THE BALLOT IN: Bass River and Washington Twp.
U.S. House of Representatives, NJ-1 (2014-present)
Donald Norcross is an electrician by trade who has dedicated his life to fighting for New Jersey’s working families. He is a champion for good jobs and fair wages, accessible and affordable higher education options, equality for women, quality health care for our veterans, a strong nation and safe neighborhoods.
Donald was born and raised in South Jersey. He began his career in organized labor in 1979, working as an electrical apprentice, connecting and restoring power for homes and businesses across the region. He is former president of the Southern New Jersey Building Trades Council and served as president of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for 16 years.
Donald previously served in the New Jersey Legislature, where he developed a reputation as an effective, bipartisan reformer. He championed a massive job creation program that has brought multiple companies and thousands of jobs to our region. He led an historic effort to modernize our state’s higher education system that has put New Jersey on the map as a research and medical sciences education hub. And he successfully reformed our state’s bail system to keep violent offenders out of our communities.
ON THE BALLOT IN: Maple Shade, Palmyra
Board of County Commissioners (2018-present)
An IT executive, former Mayor of Edgewater Park, and former School Board President, Tom’s extensive government experience means he’s ready to get to work on day one. He’s fought to preserve open spaces, keep taxes under control, and invest in infrastructure projects. Tom lives in Edgewater Park with his wife Catherine, they have three grown children and two adorable grandchildren.
Tom served on the Edgewater Park Board of Education for five years, and also served as it's President. He served for fifteen years on Edgewater Park's Township Committee, and was Mayor in 2004 and 2014. He has held positions on the zoning/planning board, public safety board, administration and finance, buildings and grounds, economic development and sewage authority.
Tom Served on the first Board of Trustees for Holy Cross High School Delran, NJ. He was an initial member of the Route 130 Marketing Committee/Burlington County. He's also a longtime participant in the Boy Scouts of America, achieving the Rank of Eagle Scout and later in life continuing as an adult leader helping to shape the character of young men within the organization.
Tom is currently employed by CDW as an Networking Advisor to the Small Business Sales Force supporting approximately 1200 Account Managers Nation Wide.
Board of County Commissioners (2018-present)
Balvir Singh is a proud resident of Burlington Township where he and his wife, Sandeep, are raising their three beautiful children GJ, Guni, and AJ. He is a full-time public high school teacher and a part-time lecturer at the Rowan College at Burlington County. He has been awarded numerous awards in his academic career and has presented internationally on teaching and learning of mathematics, including recently in Germany and Ecuador.
Balvir was first elected to the Burlington Township School Board in 2014 and served as the chair of the district’s finance committee, overseeing a $70 million budget.
Balvir was elected to the Burlington County Commissioner Board in a history-making 2017 election. He is the first Asian-American to be elected to a countywide position in Burlington County and the first Sikh-American to be elected to a countywide position in the State of New Jersey. He oversees Public Safety, Resource Conservation, and Elections.