candidate for senate
George Youngkin is running for NJ State Senate with 34 years of active community service and 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. He served twelve years as the appointed Medford Zoning Board Chairman, where he oversaw public hearings and carefully considered questions and appeals regarding keeping zoning laws fair and balanced.
George's long interest in serving his community is evident in his widespread volunteerism. On top of his Zoning Board responsibilities, he has participated in the Environmental Commission, Water Task Force, Business Development Committee, and Girls' Youth Sports. George 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.
Candidate for assembly
Maryann Merlino is running for NJ State Assembly, 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 as the Mayor of Waterford for four terms and has worked as a real estate agent for thirty years.
In addition to her service as Mayor, Maryann is a member of the Waterford Township Women’s Club. The Women's Club supports Waterford Township and CHOP, as well as provide scholarships for young women in the community.
Maryann is also the President of the War Memorial Committee, which supports local veterans and their families, Veterans Haven, and Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland.
Maryann lives in Warterford, Camden County with her husband Al. She is aproud mother to 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. During her time as freeholder, she fought to make Burlington County Animal Shelters "no kill" for dogs, and created the Barn Cat program to help house feral cats.
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, due to her first-hand experience. 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.