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Mayor
Kenneth H. Brown

Mr. Brown has served on the Carneys Point Township Committee from 2012-2018, serving as Deputy Mayor in 2015. He currently serves as Chairman of Public Works, Personnel/Administrative and the JIF Joint Insurance Fund Committees. Ken is retired from Allied Barton Security Services, and a Retired Master Sergeant of the US Air Force/National Guard with 23 years service. Ken has also served on the Salem County Association of Local Government as Vice President in 2016 and President in 2017. Mr. Brown is a member of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish and serves on the Pastoral Council. He is also a member of the American Legion, American Society of Industrial Security and the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree). Ken has been married to Andrea for 48 years and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.


 

Deputy Mayor
Charles C. Newton, Jr.

Mr. Newton was a member of the Carneys Point Township Committee from 2012-2014, serving as Deputy Mayor from 2013-2014. He currently chairs the Police, Code Enforcement and and Taxes Committees.Charlie also served on the Carneys Point Advisory Committee and was Vice President and President of the CP/PG Teachers Union from 2002-2012. A member of the US Marine Corps for 4 years, Mr. Newton retired from General Motors with 30 years of service and is a member of UAW Local 435. Charlie is a member of American Legion Post 205 and attends the Second Baptist Church of Pedricktown, NJ. Married to Judith, the Newton’s have two children and three grandchildren.

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Committeeman
Marcus E. Dowe

Mr. Dowe currently serves as Chairman of Court, Industrial Commission and Recreation. Marcus Edward Dowe Jr., is the son of Marcus and Denise Dowe, Brother of LaTika Dowe, Husband of Kateri Ramsingh Dowe, and Father of Arianna and Ava Dowe. Marcus was born and raised in Penns Grove New Jersey. During his time in Penns Grove, he attended Penns Grove High School, and became a graduate of the class of 1998. After graduating, he attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where Physical Education and health became his major. During his time at UMES he became a loyal brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. In the fall of 2004 he began his first teaching position in Camden NJ, where he taught P.E./ Health to grades Pre K – 5. Marcus later pursued a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, graduating in 2006 with goals of becoming an Athletic Director one day. Marcus continued to teach in Camden for 2 years before returning home to becoming employed in the Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District. After being hired in Penns Grove, he has earned the position of Head Coach for Girls Spring Track and Field and assistant coach for Indoor Track and Field. This past Spring he became the first girls coach along with the first girls team to win a South Jersey Group title in School History! Marcus has assisted with incorporating a young men’s mentoring group call (R.O.P.E) Reaching Out In Plain English. Marcus is currently a member of Second Baptist Church of Pedricktown. He is currently a member of (MASPA) Municipal Alliance of PG-CP, MASPA is a community involvement group that operates and functions for the community and schools. He is currently trying to be the best father, teacher, coach and committeeman that he can be. GOD has blessed him with these gifts and talents so that he can help make a difference!


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Committeeman
Kenneth R. Dennis

Ken previously served as Township Committeeman from 2008-2013. He currently chairs the Emergency Management and the Fire/Rescue Committees. He also serves on the Planning Board. Born and raised in Carneys Point, he graduated from Penns Grove High School in 1965. Ken has served in many areas of public service including the PG-CP Board of Education, Little League Coach, PTA, PGHS Band Instructor, Derby Day Committee, St. James Junior Grapplers and the Carneys Point Industrial Commission. Presently he is a volunteer driver for Meals On Wheels and is a member of the Salem American Legion Band and Hardingville Bible Church. Ken is an Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division and received the Army Commendation Medal with V Device for Heroism during the Tet Offensive in 1968. Ken worked at the Penns Grove Post Office for 36 years, retiring in 2002 as Supervisor. He is married to Alice and has 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.


 

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Committeeman
Wayne Pelura

Mr. Pelura previous served as Mayor of Carneys Point Township in 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012. He currently chairs Animal Control, Health & Safety and Finance Committees. Wayne also served on the Planning Board. He has also served as a volunteer member of the Carneys Point Industrial Commission for 2 years, and as Chairman of the Recreation Commission from 1997 until he was elected to the Township Committee in 2008. Born and raised in Carneys Point, Wayne is married to Trisha and has 4 Children and 1 grandchild.