2017 Candidates



Kim Guadagno

Before casting your ballot, ask yourself a few simple questions: Are you or members of your family paying too much in property taxes, which are the highest in the country?

Is the government taking too much out of your paycheck without any noticeable difference in the services you receive, making living in New Jersey unaffordable?

Do you believe that state government should be audited to ensure that your tax dollars are being spent efficiently and wisely?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, I ask you to consider voting for me.



Fran Grenier


  • I will advocate for term limits.
  • I will protect your Constitutional rights.
  • I will protect small business interests.
  • I will protect tax dollars like they are mine.
  • I will minimize the size and regulations of state government

Education & Experience

  • Excelsior College – Bachelor of Science in Technology
  • Woodstown Borough Council – 6 years
  • Salem County Pollution Control Chairman & Commissioner – 5 years
  • Salem County Tax Board Commissioner – 1 year
  • Salem County Republican Committee Chairman – 4 years



Linwood Donelson

Linwood Donelson is committed to serving all New Jersey residents by making the state a more affordable place to live. He believes it is time to stop the failed governance of our representatives in Trenton. For too long they have supported spending the state into a dire situation. We must come together to fix the problem now before it becomes impossible to fix.


Phil Donohue

Phil Donohue believes it is time to lead New Jersey in a new direction. His 25 years as a teacher in inner city Philadelphia gave Phil firsthand knowledge of the kind of waste and inefficiency that is tolerated in big urban schools while many smaller suburban and rural districts like ours are denied their fair share in funding. That is why he is leading the fight to fund our rural and suburban school districts.



Robert Vanderslice

Freeholder Director Bob Vanderslice is a successful community bank officer with over 30 years of experience in finance. He is the President and CEO of Pennsville National Bank. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

He has been a strong leader in the business community, serving as the former Chairman of the Salem County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and an active member of the Penns Grove Rotary Club.


Scott Griscom

Scott is a lifetime resident of Salem County, growing up on a family dairy farm in Mannington Township where he learned his values and strong work ethic. He is a graduate of West Chester University and holds a B.S. in Education.

Scott taught and coached at Pennsville Memorial High School.  As the head wrestling coach, he compiled a 213-63-2 record over a period of 15 years.  Scott was selected District 31 Coach of the Year 3 times and Region 8 Coach of the year once.  Scott retired from the Pennsville School System in 2001 after serving 32 years as a Health and Physical Education Teacher.  He continues to volunteer as a wrestling coach at Woodstown High School.



P. Ed McKelvey


  • Alloway Township Committee 2012 to Present
  • Currently Serving as Mayor
  • Former Teacher – Atlantic County Vo-Tech
  • Law Enforcement Officer Alloway Twp. 1977-1979
  • Vice President Alloway Republican Club
  • Church Officer – Christian Life Center

Carneys Point


Joseph Racite


  • Carneys Point Township Committee 2009-12, 15-17
  • Deputy Mayor 2011,
  • Mayor 2016, 17
  • Carneys Point Twp. Planning Board 2009 & 2010
  • Carneys Point Sewerage Authority 2012-17
  • Vice President Retired Police Officers Association (FOP)
  • Past President & Chairman of the Board of NJIAI
  • Vice President Salem County Pollution Control Finance Authority 2014-17
  • Member of the NJ Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM)


Missi Jones


  • Carneys Point Industrial Commission 2017
  • Carneys Point/Penns Grove MAPSA Coordinator 2014-2017
  • 5-Year Member Penns Grove Ambulance Squad
  • Former Member Carneys Point Fire Dept Women’s Auxiliary
  • Former Member Salem County Commission on Women
  • Former Treasurer & Vice President of Lafayette/Pershing PTO
  • Volunteer for “Code Blue” 2016–2017
  • Salem County Foster Parent Assoc. President 1998-2013




Matthew Richards


  • Elmer Borough Council – 3 Years
  • Chairman Board of Directors – Delaware Valley Safety Council, Inc.
  • Past 1st Chief and Past President – Elmer Fire Department
  • Past Elmer Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Past Member Board of Trustee’s, Salem Community College


  • Oklahoma State University, B.S. in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology
  • Salem Community College, A.A. Liberal Arts


Cynthia Nolan


  • Elmer Borough Council -9 years
  • Elmer Recycling Coordinator
  • Advisor -Rotary Sponsored Youth Service Club – 20 years
  • Secretary – EMUC Administrative Board


  • Graduate Bridgeton High School 1965
  • Bachelors Degree – Glassboro State College
  • Masters Degree – University of Delaware



Joseph McAllister

Joe is a lifelong Salem County resident.  He has resided in Elsinboro Township since 2013 and previously lived in the township from 1991 until 1996.  He has been married to Coni Mulhorn- McAllister for 27 years and has three children; Jordan, Joseph and Jacqueline.

Joe has been employed by the New Jersey Department of Corrections since 1998.  In the past, he has worked for the Lower Alloway Creek Police Department and his family’s business, the Salem Oak Diner. 



Robert Breslin lll


  • Lower Alloways Creek Township Committee
  • 2011 – 2016
  • Mayor 2013, Deputy Mayor 2011 & 2012
  • LAC Board of Education 1998 – 2008
  • Governor Appointee-AFL-CIO Representative to the Clean Water Council of NJ



Luke Patrick Jr.

Luke Patrick has a dedicated past in helping his community as a volunteer fireman/EMT and business owner.

Born and raised in Salem County, Luke spent most of his childhood working on farms, from milking cows, bee keeping and bailing hay. 

He served as a Public Safety Telecommunicator (9-1-1 Dispatcher) for 10 years, at the Salem County 9-1-1 Center and 3 years as a paid EMT for Pennsville Township.



Marjorie Sperry

Public Service

  • Quinton Township Committee 2015-Present
    Deputy Mayor 2015-Present
  • Past Chairman – Recycling Coordinator
  • Past Chairman – Environment Commission
  • Quinton Planning Board
  • Quinton Township JIF Fund Commissioner
  • Member-Salem County Pollution Control Finance Authority



Dean Sparks

  • Served on Township Committee 2015-2017
  • Served as Mayor 2017
  • A 10th Generation Descendant of Pedricktown Founder, Roger Pedrick
  • Lifelong Resident of Pedricktown with Family Residential Roots dating back over 330 years.
  • A Lifelong, Self-Employed Farmer with experience in creating jobs, managing employees, meeting payrolls and meeting financial requirements of running a small business



David Bonowski


  • Pilesgrove Township Committeeman 2011 – Present
  • United States Marine Corps 1988 -1994
  • Operation Desert Shield/Storm 1990/1991
  • Volunteer Youth Coach since 2003
  • Vice-President Chestnut Run Pool Assn.
  • Member Marlton Park Recreation Assn.



Robert McDade


  • Pennsville Township Committee 2009-Present
  • Mayor 2017, Deputy Mayor 2009-2016
  • Planning Board 2009-2011 & 2017
  • Pennsville Twp. Sewerage Authority 2010-Present
  • Chairman 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Past Member South Jersey Economic Development District (2012-2016)
  • Former Co-Owner “Affordable Tents by McDade, LLC 1998-2017


Marc Chastain


  • Pennsville Township Committee 2012-Present
  • Deputy Mayor 2017
  • Pennsville Planning/Zoning Board 2004-Present
  • Chairman 2010-2011
  • Vice Chairman 2004, 2008-2009
  • Pennsville Sewerage Authority 2011-2015
  • Vice-Chairman 2014- 2015
  • Pennsville Resource Recovery Committee 2002



Fiore Copare

  • Served on Township Committee 2012 to Present
  • Presently serving as Mayor
  • Serving as Treasurer of Medical Staff – Elmer Hospital & Vineland Hospital,
  • Past Board Member of Pittsgrove Board of Education – 18 Years
  • Board President 9-Years
  • Married to Andrea Ward/Botbyl – 40 Years
  • 8-Children – Marjorie, Nicholas, Matthew, Jason, Brett, Sara, Timothy & Rachel


Kirk Craver

  • Member of Pittsgrove Township Committee 2006-2013 & 2015-2017
  • Currently Serving as Deputy Mayor
  • Serves on: Public Works, Economic Development, Agricultural Advisory, Personnel, Administration Committees & Planning Board
  • Experience on Recreation, Finance, Health & Public Services Committees

Upper Pittsgrove


Edward Meschi


  • Upper Pittsgrove Township Committee 21 Years
  • Zoning Board Member -7 years, Chairman- 5 years
  • Planning Board Member – 20 years
  • Upper Pittsgrove Recreation Chairman – 15 years
  • Salem County Solid Waste Advisory Council- 15 Yrs.
  • Salem County Transportation Advisory Board – 2 yrs.


David Zeck


  • Upper Pittsgrove Township Committee – 3 Years
  • Upper Pittsgrove Board of Education – 9 Years
  • President of The Board of Trustees at Elmer United Methodist Church
  • Former 17 Year Director of the Salem County ARC
  • Former Cub Scout Leader
  • Former Girls Softball Coach, Elmer Little League



Vince Witkowski


  • Executive Director – Woodstown Disciples Pantry
  • Volunteer – Woodstown Meals on Wheels Route
  • Chair – Woodstown Republican Committee
  • Member – Woodstown Open Space Committee
  • Member – Woodstown Historic Preservation Committee
  • Member – Woodstown Highbridge Arc Committee
  • Volunteer (8 Years) – Lady of Lordes Helping Hands-Camden
  • Vietnam Veteran – Clayton, NJ, VFW


Paul Langley

  • Born in Philadelphia PA
  • Grew up in Vineland and attended Vineland schools
  • Moved to Woodstown in 1971
  • 1974 Married the Former Sharon Kincaid and have been married 43 years
  • Has two sons: Paul Jr. who resides in Vineland, and Howard who resides in Melborne FL
  • Member of Woodstown Boro Council 2004-2007
  • Served on Woodstown Planning and Zoning Board, and served as Second Chair in 2005