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Gibbsboro Borough Mayor

COUNCIL / MAYORThe governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbsboro,_New_Jersey

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    Ed Campbell
    (I)

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Biographical Information

What do you consider the top priority(ies) in the next municipal budget and how will you minimize impact on taxpayers? Please discuss no more than three priorities.

What do you consider the most important issue facing the municipality today and how would you address the issue if elected to office?

What is your view on consolidation of municipalities and/or sharing services with neighboring municipalities?

What would you to to promote economic development and attract businesses to the municipality?

Campaign Email ecampbel1@verizon.net
Party Tagline Independent
The top priorities for the next budget are:

Stimulating economic growth - Gibbsboro needs tax base and non-residential tax base is best for taxpayers. My goal, if rewarded with another term, is to focus on non-residential growth along the highway business corridor.

Negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement with our police - In 2019 we negotiated an agreement that was mutually beneficial to our officers and the taxpayers. That contract expires 12/31/2020.

Continuing Superfund Cleanup progress - Three Superfund sites have stalled stalled economic growth in Gibbsboro. Significant remediation work is underway in town and I intend to keep up the pressure to get this work done and remove the stigma that it has created.
The most important issue facing Gibbsboro is the cleanup of three Superfund sites in town. The former Sherwin-Williams paint factory left Gibbsboro with pollution that has leached into streams and traveled across town to Kirkwood Lake in Voorhees and Lindenwold. I have been intimately involved with state and federal officials to accelerate their efforts and oversight of Sherwin-Williams which has resulted in parallel efforts to remediate residential properties and the multiple sources of pollution. Driving this to a successful conclusion as quickly and safely as possible is a major goal of mine. I believe that my experience with this matter as Mayor and at Lockheed Martin position me as the best person to deal with the issue.
I'm not a fan of mandatory consolidation. I see big government as the problem in NJ. Where is all the corruption - Atlantic City, Camden, and other large cities. Large scale government creates never ending bureaucracy. Police departments have Chiefs, Deputies, Lieutenants, Sergeants, etc supervising what the public wants - boots on the ground! For those that favor consolidation why not start at the top - the legislature! Why not cut the number of legislative districts in half and eliminate 20 Senators and 40 members of the Assembly?

I do favor sharing services with other towns and we have many programs with Voorhees and others. We take advantage of state and county programs. I also favor regionalizing some services at the County level.
I am advocate of creating a restaurant district on future public land around Silver Lake. Public land enables additional access to liquor licenses which can draw bigger operations that pay more in property taxes and rents! I believe that it is possible to create locations for as many as four restaurants that will be part of the most unique and scenic dining district in Camden County!

I also favor creating redevelopment areas to encourage commercial development of the Lakeview Drive (CR 561) business corridor. This process has started. Creation of a redevelopment area provides opportunities for both entrepreneurs and local governments. This enables Gibbsboro to remedy small lot size, blight, and years of decline in some areas.
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