candidate for senate
George Youngkin, running for NJ State Senate, has dedicated himself to community and public service for 34 years, with no debt to special interests.
George served in the United States Marine Corps from 1974-1978. He recently retired after 38 years as a Site Foreman and Leak Inspector at PSEG. At the age of 44, he returned to night school to obtain his BS in Business Management from Rutgers University.
George has a long record of public service. Praised for his ability to run thoughtful and efficient meetings, his position as Chairman of the Medford Zoning Board remained unchallenged for 12 years. In addition he has participated in the Environmental Commission, Water Task Force, Business Development Committee, and Youth Organizations. He remains one of the most beloved coaches for Girls' Softball, and continues to lead as a Boy Scout Master because he believes good mentoring helps prepare young people for a better future.
George lives in Medford, Burlington County with his wife Nancy. He is a proud parent of two adult children: Michael, a teacher in Haddon Heights, and daughter Marlee, a graphic designer and first time homeowner.
Candidate for assembly
Maryann Merlino is running for New Jersey State Assembly. As a working professional in the real estate industry for 30 years, she is motivated by the challenges our state’s tax structure has created, especially for seniors and veterans, and is inspired to find solutions.
Maryann served and demonstrated leadership as a Four-Term Mayor in Waterford Township. In addition, she served in many capacities during her ten years on Township Committee; such as Deputy Mayor, Fund Commissioner, Mayors Association of Camden County and Legislative Committee.
Maryann is the President of the Waterford Township War Memorial Committee, which supports local veterans and their families, local homecoming parades, Veterans Haven in Winslow, and Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland.
She is also a 15 year member of the Waterford Township Women’s Club. The Women's Club supports Waterford Township and CHOP, and provides scholarships for teachers and young women students in the community.
Maryann lives in Warterford Township, Camden County with her husband Al. She is a proud mother of three sons.
Candidate for assembly
Joanne Schwartz is running for NJ Assembly to help improve the lives of New Jersey residents.
Joanne is a former Burlington County Freeholder where she fought to make Burlington County Animal Shelters "no kill" for dogs, and created the Barn Cat program to help house feral cats. And she took a sharp pencil to budget issues, searching for ways to cut spending.
She is a semi-retired healthcare administrator and former probation officer, as well as a former adjunct faculty member at Rowan College at Burlington County (formerly Burlington County College) and Rowan University.
Joanne has contributed many years to her community. She has served for 20 years as an Emergency Medical Technician. She has been a life member, and past President, of both Mt. Laurel and Hampton Lakes Emergency Squads. Currently, Joanne is a trustee of the Hampton Lakes EMS.
In addition to her work with the EMS, Joanne served as elected Commissioner, Vice President, and President of the Mt. Laurel Fire Department.
Joanne's experience extends to caregiving and advocacy. She has experience as a seminar leader and speaker on Care for the Caregiver for those dealing with loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease. She has also been awarded for 25 years of service as a volunteer, member, and the Vice President of the Board of Governors’ for New Lisbon Developmental Center, where she is an advocate for people with special needs.
She has also received numerous service awards for volunteer work as a member of non-profit service organizations.
Joanne lives in Southampton, Burlington County.