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Former Gloucester City Mayor Running for 2nd Ward Council Seat


Walter W. Jost is running for the Second Ward City Council Seat in Gloucester City during this year's General Election November 6 against Bruce Parry.

  Candidates in Wards One and Three are running unopposed.

  Walter Jost was mayor of Gloucester City in the early '90s. He is a lifelong resident of Gloucester and a graduate of Gloucester City High School.

  He said he is very involved in the City and has always shown care and concern from his experience in local government to numerous organizations and committees he has belonged to over the years.

   Jost has taken a major interest in the youth of the city and has been active in the Cub Scouts of America for many years.

    He has received two outstanding awards for his service to the youth: the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award by the National Council.

    Jost said he has pledged his continued commitment to the education and care of the youth in Gloucester.

  He has been a real estate broker for the past 25 years and has also worked as a Radio Technician for WIP Radio and was a Studio Supervisor for WMMR in Philadelphia.

  He now works for WYSP doing Eagles Football.

    A World War II Marine Veteran, Jost said he is also active in his community church, serving as financial secretary for the First Baptist Church of Gloucester.

  He is a member of the Merchantville Lodge 19, Palestine Lodge 135 and has been Second Ward Committeeman for the last 15 years. He was also a member of the Gloucester City Planning Board.

  Jost continues to be active today with the Celebration Committee, Rotary Club, Amateur Radio Club, Emergency Communications Group and various community services within the City. He and his wife, Jean, have three children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  "Please remember, November 6, Vote Walter Jost, 2nd Ward Council Column 1. I am a person who is concerned about Gloucester City and where it's going in the future," he said.