( TURNERSVILLE, NJ)(April 12, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – The Washington Township Republican Organization proudly announces three candidates running in the November 2018 election for Washington Township Council. As a Faulkner Act municipality, Washington Township is governed by a mayor and 5 council members, allowing Washington Township council the right of initiative and referendum in proposing ordinances directly introduced by the people and for the people without the actions of the local governing body.
With three of the five council seats up for election, “The Super Team” - Super, Pacewic and Coppola will be running on a platform focusing on openness, accountability and honesty in government while sharing information with citizens of Washington Township as part of their “Common Sense, Smart Solutions” initiative.
A resident of Washington Township for over 10 years, Richard A. Super is originally from Philadelphia, PA. Richard comes from a family background of highly ranked military veterans. Richard’s grandfather served in World War II receiving four Bronze Stars. A Bronze Star is a United States Armed Forces decoration for heroic achievement and service in a combat zone. Richard’s father and father-in-law both served in the Vietnam War and his father-in-law is a decorated Marine Corp captain awarded the Bronze V or Valor Award. Richard’s daughter is currently enlisted in the Army National Guard. Richard attended Stockton State College and has extensive international business experience before becoming a business owner. Richard is currently a Director of the New Jersey Better Business Bureau. He volunteers his time to sports programs and maintains a position on the school board where his two younger children attend. Richard also volunteers as a STEM program leader and has been a local Cub Scout leader. He is married with two daughters and a son.
“I am excited at the opportunity to run for Washington Township Council,” said Richard. “Washington Township used to be called a Premier Community. It seems like somewhere along the way we lost that image. In fact, this slogan was removed from our water tower,” said Richard. Regarding economic development in Washington Township and the focus on bringing in new businesses both large and small, Richards says, “I have always wondered why Washington Township residents must drive to Cherry Hill to shop.”
A resident of Washington Township for over 29 years, Susan E. Pacewic is originally from Philadelphia, PA and graduate of LaSalle University with dual majors in History and Education. She currently teaches inner city youth at an Alternative High School where she spends every day wearing many hats educating and mentoring at-risk youth. Susan is the daughter of a retired police officer and veteran of Vietnam and her mother was a professor in computer graphics. Susan has extensive business experience including restaurant management and computer software account management. She is married with two children, a teenager and toddler.
Commenting on her campaign and future commitment as Republican Councilwoman for Washington Township, Susan says, “I believe that my professional experiences and education have allowed me to develop a wide range of understanding. I would love nothing more than to put my assets into my local community so that we can restore the grandeur it once had. The people should have the final say on policy that shapes their lives.”
A proud resident of Washington Township for 16 years, Peter Coppola was born in Philadelphia, PA. Peter currently attends school and was a member of the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) for two years. Peter received the “People’s Choice Award” last year, an award only 80 of 4000 students receive for excellent behavior and grades, while also volunteering his time assisting the special needs class. Peter has been instrumental in starting a political club at Washington Township High School as he sees a need for more civics education and involvement at the high school level.
“I have been an advocate for a political club and debate team at the high school level and feel strongly that as Americans and students of public education we should study the theoretical, political, and practical elements of civics as a requirement to graduate,” said Peter. “Knowing even the basics sharpens our rights and duties as citizens and our knowledge of how our government works and who we are as a nation. I am excited at the opportunity to serve the people of Washington Township and look forward to being a member of town council”.
“The “Super Team” - Super, Pacewic and Coppola look forward to sharing their vision for the future of Washington Township and its residents and ask that Washington Township residents come out to vote and support their platform focusing on fiscal responsibility, accountability, community focus, and business friendliness – the “Common Sense, Smart Solutions” initiative. For more information about the Washington Township Republican Organization please visit www.wtgop.com.
About Us: The Washington Township Republican Organization consists of the Executive Committee and Republican Club. The Republican Club meets once a month, on the third Wednesday of each month at the Donald J Trump Republican Headquarters located at 5501 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ 08012. Meeting is open to all Registered Republicans - supporting the ideals of the club by offering the opportunity for fellowship and discussion, involvement in the political process, discussion of current events, and promote the Republican Party principles and candidates. For more information or to register as a member visit www.wtgop.com.