Balvir Singh

Burlington County Freeholder

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 Freeholder 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. In his capacity as a Freeholder Deputy Director, he oversees Public Safety, Resource Conservation, and Elections.

Felicia Hopson

Burlington County Freeholder

Felicia Hopson is a New Jersey Native and 19 year resident of Willingboro. Felicia has had some struggles, as most single mothers and breast cancer survivors, but has worked hard to overcome all the adversity. Felicia began her professional career in 1993 with a career path in Financial Services and Information Technology. Felicia earned her Bachelor’s Degree, in English from Benedict College in Columbia SC. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington University, in Wilmington, DE.

Currently, Felicia is Director of Operations for a Financial Services Company, in Burlington County, NJ. Prior to being Director of Operations, Felicia held several management roles in IT and Operations. She is also an adjunct college professor and teaches in the English and Business Disciplines. She has taught at Rowan College at Burlington County, Middlesex County College, Mercer County College, Atlantic County Community College & University of Phoenix.

Felicia has held both the office of Vice President and President of the Willingboro School Board. During Felicia’s tenure there was an increase in academic achievement in English and Mathematics and five consecutive years of increased graduation rates.

Tom Pullion

Burlington County Freeholder

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.

Dan O'Connell

Burlington County Freeholder

Dan O’Connell brings proven leadership and the experience we need in Burlington County. Dan was raised in Burlington County, graduated from Holy Cross High School, attended Marquette University and later returned to live in Delran. Dan started his career as a locomotive fireman and completed training to become a locomotive engineer for Conrail and New Jersey Transit. Dan earned the position of State Director of United Transportation Union where he addresses the issues of its members in ten locals throughout New Jersey.


From contract negotiations to constituent issues, Dan uses his experience to pool resources and resolve issues. He proudly serves as a current member of Burlington County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Linda Hynes

Burlington County Freeholder

Linda Hynes has dedicated more than a decade of her life to serving her community. Linda served as Deputy Mayor of Westampton Township, and prior to that, she served for five years on the Westampton Township Board of Education. Before that, she served as the PTA President of Westampton and as a local girl scout troop leader. Linda is a lifelong resident of Burlington County and is proud to raise her family here.

Two years ago, Linda had the great honor of becoming a named partner in Domers, Bonamassa and Hynes. She specializes exclusively in family law and has concentrated her practice to Burlington County. Linda is also humbled to have been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the Burlington County Ethics Committee where she is charged to investigate and prosecute allegations of attorney misconduct. She is currently finishing her eighth year in that role and is very proud of that service.

Linda’s education, background, skills and commitment to Burlington County are an asset to the Burlington County Freeholder Board.

Anthony Basantis

Burlington County Sheriff

Anthony Basantis is a lifelong resident of Burlington County. Tony is a career Law Enforcement Officer with almost 15 years as a Sheriff's Officer in the Burlington County Sheriff's Department, and also over 2 years of experience as a Probation Officer in the Judiciary. Currently, Tony serves as the President of the Burlington County Sheriff's Officers FOP Lodge #166.

Tony has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Burlington County Police Academy.

Carol Murphy

New Jersey Assemblywoman LD-7

Carol Murphy is serving in her first term as State Assemblywoman representing the Seventh Legislative District comprising parts of Burlington County. Elected in 2017, Carol became the first woman in twenty years to represent the Seventh Legislative District in the state assembly and is the first Democrat from Mount Laurel to ever serve in the state legislature.

Carol is the proud daughter of a Bronze Star US Army Veteran, having learned the importance of public service from an early age and has dedicated her life to making a difference. As a young adult, Carol volunteered to renovate, upgrade and build parks to give children a safe place to play. As her passion for service grew, Carol went to work in state government where she increased transparency, helped build public schools across New Jersey, worked on public policy to ensure pay equity, fought for economic opportunity, access to healthcare, reduce gun violence, provide affordable prescription drugs for seniors, stood up for LGBTQ rights, and reduce our property tax burden. Carol was especially proud to work with lawmakers and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords to pass a law that removes domestic violence abusers’ access to firearms.

As State Assemblywoman, Carol Murphy has already begun to make a difference in her first term. She has fought for new laws to reduce gun violence, historic school funding reforms, and was named Legislator of the Year by Bayada Home Health Care for spearheading a new law providing parking placards for home healthcare workers. Carol has authored legislation that she is championing to overhaul flawed state government sexual harassment policies to protect victim’s rights, requiring improved government transparency with video recording of meetings and enhanced communications, shining a light on school district spending by placing all financial transaction online in form of a simple check register, and reducing the speed limit to 25 miles an hour on Route 130 in Burlington City’s school zone after the tragic death on Antwan Timbers.

Carol Murphy brings a fresh perspective to the State Capitol because she knows the struggles facing families, she has lived paycheck to paycheck, paid her own way to become the first in her family to graduate college and has faced the crushing burden of student loan debt that is an enormous obstacle for young adults. Carol has also faced the challenges of being a caregiver in her own family, losing her father to Agent Orange exposure, her mother to an awful struggle battling Alzheimer’s and recently, her sister to Lupus. Times have not always been easy for Carol, and she brings those experiences to work as State Assemblywoman.

Carol Murphy has quickly become a leader in the General Assembly as she serves as Vice-Chairwoman of the Judiciary Committee, and a member of both, the State Budget and Financial Institutions committees.

Carol Murphy is on the Board of Directors of the Alice Paul Institute, serves as a New Jersey State Director for the National Foundation of Women Legislators, continues as an active member of the Girl Scouts Trefoil Society and is the founder of Maria’s Women United, a South Jersey organization for Democratic women. Carol and her husband Michael live in the Rancocas Pointe section of Mount Laurel.

Herb Conaway

New Jersey Assemblyman LD-7

Elected for a eighth term, Dr. Herb Conaway, a Democrat, has been serving the 7th Legislative District as their Assemblyman since January 13, 1998. In the 215th Legislature, Dr. Conaway is a leader in the Democratic Majority, serving as Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, Vice Chairman of the State Government Committee and member of the Appropriations Committee.

Dr. Conaway is the only member of the Legislature who has both a medical and law degree. He specializes in internal medicine and practices in Trenton, New Jersey. Raised in Burlington County, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from Princeton University and earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and his J.D. degree from Rutgers Law School, Camden.

The Assemblyman served as a United States Air Force Captain in the medical corps at McGuire Air Force Base, as a general medical officer and as an assistant director of the Primary Care Clinic for the base.

Dr. Conaway previously served on the Board of Trustees of Family Service of Burlington County and is a former board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington County.

In the Assembly, Dr. Conaway sponsored New Jersey’s Primary Seat Belt Law, expanded the list of crimes for collecting DNA samples, and added technology to New Jersey schools core curriculum standards. The Assemblyman has also introduced legislation to increase property tax rebates, expand health care access and prescription coverage, enhance consumer protection, promote nutrition in schools, and increase support for veterans.

Troy Singleton

New Jersey Senator LD-7

Senator Troy Singleton has devoted his life to public service in government, political, and policy posts at all levels. His rapid rise to the highest levels of management in the New Jersey Legislature and as an elected official is a testament to his widely praised talent for assessing, developing, and implementing clear and pragmatic responses to major public policy challenges.

Senator Singleton graduated with a degree in business administration and finance from Rowan University. He began his career as Legislative Director for New Jersey Assemblymen Herb Conaway and Jack Conners in the district he would come to represent. He was honored to then serve as Deputy Executive Director of the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office and Chief of Staff under the highly respected Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr.

In 2011, he was elected to his first term in the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the over 220,000 residents of the 7th Legislative District. Senator Singleton was elected to the New Jersey State Senate in November 2017 and currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, Vice Chairman of the Senate Economic Growth Committee and as a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

During his time serving in the legislature, Senator Singleton had a significant number of proposals signed into law. His primary focus is on job creation, economic development, domestic violence prevention and expanding educational opportunities for the children of the state of New Jersey. As such, Senator Singleton has received numerous awards for his public service and legislative acumen from business, education civic, labor and non-profit organizations.

Along with this busy career, Senator Singleton is a devoted husband and father of three who has long included personal involvement in his community as an essential component of his life. He is a past trustee at Rowan University, a past board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the Burlington County Library Foundation, and the Garden States Arts Foundation. He also previously served as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, a member of the VFW Post #3020 Men’s Auxiliary, the Trenton Civilian Emergency Response Team, and as a volunteer coach with the Pennsauken Youth Athletic Association. Senator Singleton currently serves as a Commissioner on the Burlington County Bridge Commission, as Co-Chair of New Leaders Council New Jersey, as an Advisory Board member for Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton and as a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc and Shekinah Lodge #32 F & A M Prince Hall Affiliated.

Donald Norcross

United States Congressman

Born and raised in South Jersey, Donald is committed to improving the lives of working families by focusing on the issues that matter most to them: raising wages and strengthening our economy, ensuring affordable access to a high-quality education, and supporting the brave men and women that protect our nation and our neighborhoods.

He knows firsthand what it’s like to be a single parent having to balance work, family life and a checkbook. Early in Donald’s career, he worked for minimum wage, and when construction work was slow or he was injured on the job, he was thankful for unemployment and disability insurance. These on-the-job experiences shape his work in Congress. Now, his top priority is raising the federal minimum wage with common-sense predictability over the next seven years to $15 an hour.

Donald is the only electrician in Congress and worked for years installing and restoring power for New Jersey homes, businesses and industrial sites. He rose through the ranks and eventually became a business agent for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 351, as well as President of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO, where he advocated on behalf of thousands of hardworking men and women for nearly 20 years.

As a graduate of both Camden County College and a skilled apprenticeship program, Donald knows we need to advance job-training programs in our country. He also fully understands the value of a quality, affordable education and, as a member of the New Jersey Legislature, he played a key role in historic higher education reforms that established New Jersey as a research and medical education hub.

Donald has developed a reputation as an effective, bipartisan reformer. Among his accomplishments, he led the charge to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage and championed a groundbreaking effort to improve our economy and bring new, family-sustaining jobs to the region.

As the only member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Donald is working to raise wages, protect the middle class, strengthen workplace protections and advance paid leave and equal pay. He also serves on the House Armed Services Committee where he focuses on protecting our national security, supporting service members and veterans, and strengthening New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Donald was appointed by the members of his caucus to serve as Assistant Whip in the 115th Congress. He was also selected to be a member of the Steering & Policy Committee, the Communications Committee and, most recently, as a Co-Chair of the Rebuilding America Task Force. He is also a founding member of the bipartisan Building Trades Caucus and vice-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic.

Donald and his wife Andrea live in Camden City and are the proud parents of three grown children and grandparents of two.

Cory Booker

Cory Booker was raised in Harrington Park, living his life as a proud New Jerseyan. After graduating from Northern Valley Regional High School, Booker received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University where he played on the varsity football team. While at Stanford, he also was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and went on to study at the University of Oxford where he received an honors degree in History. Booker then completed his education at Yale Law School, receiving his J.D. in 1997.

After law school, Booker moved to Newark – where he still lives to this day – and started a nonprofit organization to provide legal services for low-income families and help tenants take on slumlords, improve living conditions, and stay in their homes.

At the age of twenty-nine, Booker was elected to the Newark City Council from the city’s Central Ward. In the seventeen years since, Booker has worked tirelessly at the local and national levels to improve the lives of New Jerseyans and Americans.

Starting in 2006, Booker proudly served as Newark’s mayor for more than seven years. During his tenure, the city entered its largest period of economic growth since the 1960s. In addition, overall crime declined and the quality of life for residents improved due to initiatives such as more affordable housing, new green spaces and parks, increased educational opportunities, and more efficient city services.

On October 16th, 2013, Booker won a special election to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate. On November 4th, 2014, Senator Booker was re-elected to a full six year term. As New Jersey’s junior Senator, Cory Booker has brought an innovative and bipartisan approach to tackling some of the most difficult problems facing New Jersey and our country.

Senator Booker has established himself as an innovative and bipartisan problem-solver committed to developing collaborative solutions that address some of our most complex challenges. Whether it’s advocating for more federal resources to modernize New Jersey’s transportation system, securing funds to continue the long recovery from Superstorm Sandy, or ensuring that our communities are safe from the effects of pollution and climate change, Booker has proven his steadfast commitment to standing up for what matters most to New Jerseyans. Booker has also emerged as a national leader in the Congressional push for common sense criminal justice reform, advocating for front-end sentencing reforms, pushing for the banning of juvenile solitary confinement in federal facilities, and spearheading legislation to make the hiring process fairer for the formerly incarcerated. Booker has also partnered with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to create a number of economic proposals, from increased small business investment to apprenticeship programs, with the hope of fostering greater economic mobility and opportunity for individual Americans.

Booker currently serves on the following committees: 

  • U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

  • U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

  • U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  • U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works


    Booker is the ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, the Senate panel responsible for overseeing Amtrak and passenger rail in the U.S.

    Cory's sponsored legislation.

    Bob Menendez

    United States Senator

    Senator Bob Menendez’s story is a quintessential American story. He grew up the son of Cuban immigrants in a tenement building in Union City and has risen to become one of 100 United States Senators. He served as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the 113th Congress. The Committee is one of the oldest and most revered Committees in the Senate, at a time when world affairs has a dramatic impact on our economy at home. He has earned a national reputation for his international leadership in the Senate, which pairs with his long-time reputation as a fighter for New Jersey families who puts their economic security ahead of powerful special interests.

    A product of New Jersey's public schools and a graduate of the state's universities, Bob learned early on the importance of standing up for what's right, no matter how powerful the opposition. He first entered public service as a 19-year-old college student when his high school would not provide books to students who could not afford them. Bob launched a successful petition drive to reform the local school board and a year later won a seat on that very board. He stood up to corruption in Union City and went on to become its mayor, a state legislator and was elected to Congress in 1992. He quickly rose to leadership positions and has given New Jerseyans a seat at the table during critical negotiations on every issue since then: war and peace, jobs and the economy, education, health care, veterans issues, world affairs, transportation and housing.

    Senator Menendez’s career has been a tribute to his desire to protect the powerless from the powerful and ensure fairness for every American. He led the fight in Congress to make sure New Jersey received its fair share of recovery funds to help communities rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, chaired Senate Banking Committee hearings to hold the administration accountable for getting  relief resources out of Washington, and passed landmark bipartisan legislation providing relief to homeowners hit with unreasonably high flood insurance premiums.

    The son of immigrants, Bob understands the importance of New Jersey’s Liberty State Park, in the shadow of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, at the gateway for millions of immigrants who came to this nation seeking the American Dream and a better life for them and their children. That’s why he was one of eight Senators who wrote and fought for comprehensive immigration reform legislation that passed the Senate in 2013 with an overwhelming bipartisan show of support.

    While Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he established himself as a new foreign policy leader for a new century, seeking to do globally what he has done in New Jersey – supporting the most vulnerable in our society and lending a voice to those least able to speak for themselves. He has advocated for women and children struggling with oppressive poverty in Central America and Africa, and stood by democracy activists struggling to reform governments from Cuba to China to Russia. In addition, he has evoked a strong national security posture in the face of tyrannical leaders of Russia, Iran and Syria. He has led the Foreign Relations Committee in bipartisan efforts, reaching across the aisle in September 2013 to unanimously pass a resolution to allow the President to use military force in Syria, which led to the end of the use of chemical weapons against civilians.


    Bob uses economic statecraft to realize the nexus between economic issues and foreign policy to allow America – and New Jersey – to prosper in our intertwined global economy Bob has been widely recognized for his leadership on promoting safe and healthy families. He has championed legislation to support mothers suffering from postpartum depression, help families meet the challenges of autism, and keep young athletes safe from harm on the playing field. He serves on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and has championed increased consumer protection and corporate accountability, fairness in lending, affordable housing, and comprehensive approaches to community revitalization. He served as Chairman of the Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development where he fought for smart growth, jobs for the 21st Century and updating our aging transportation system. As a member of the Finance Committee, he has sponsored legislation increasing access to health care, advocated for fairness in the tax code to help middle class families get college educations and be able to retire, and Bob has pushed for trade initiatives to ensure America’s global competitiveness.

    Bob received his B.A. from St. Peter's College in Jersey City and his law degree from Rutgers University. He currently lives in Paramus and has two children, Alicia and Robert.

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