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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Fire Commissioner Biographies

Candidate Tony Dandridge: I started my professional career as a Transit Police Officer spending 10 years serving and protecting various communities in Philadelphia. I was the trainer for the Department and trained the new officers as they graduated from the academy. Which means, I spent approximately 10 years as a First Responder.  Currently, I work in corporate America and I am charged with managing a budget. I also have objectives and quotas of generating over 5 million dollars annually in revenue; along with the responsibility to be a clinical consultant to physicians.  I went to Pennsauken High School. I continued my education and graduated from Rowan University with a degree in Law & Justice.  I have lived in Cherry Hill for 20 years. I am a father of four.  Three of my children have graduated from Cherry Hill West and continued their education at Rutgers University.  My youngest son is a senior at Cherry Hill West.  I am vested in our community.  In the past, I was a youth wrestling coach and I was the Assistant Financial Director in my church.

Candidate William T. McCargo, Jr.: I was a Police Officer for twenty-five years with the Cherry Hill Police Department. I was the Southern Region Director of the Juvenile Justice Commission and am a former Acting Chairman of the New Jersey State Parole Board. l am a member of the Cherry Hill Minority Civic Association that provides programs and services to the Cherry Hill community. I have a BA in Law/Justice and Management. 

Candidate John J. Mulholland, Jr.: I received my Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and History, as well as a Certificate in Political Economy, from Temple University and my Juris Doctor from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. I was named a fellow in the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society for my commitment to public service for my significant volunteerism. I am licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In August 2019, I successfully completed the Eastern Leadership Academy. This program is co-hosted by the Council of States Governments Eastern Regional Council and the University of Pennsylvania's Fels School of Government. In June 2017, I completed the New Leaders Council New Jersey Fellowship program. I am a licensed attorney, who has worked for the New Jersey General Assembly for nearly six years. Prior to pursuing a career in government, I practiced law as a Conwell Community Corps Fellow in the housing section of Community Legal Services, where I successfully helped individuals dealing with mortgage issues like being overcharged by their servicer. While in law school, I completed a Peggy Browning Fellowship with the United Mine Workers of America where I focused on workplace safety and employment discrimination issues. I was a Fresh Start Clinic Intern for the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project where I assisted individuals in filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. While working my way through undergrad and law school, I worked in retail for over a decade. I held roles of increasing responsibility ranging from store operations, store management, human resources, and outside sales. I volunteer for New Leaders Council as a LEAD (Leader, Entrepreneur, Advocate, Develop) Trainer. The weekend of reflection and goal setting that I help to facilitate prepares rising civic leaders for the training that they will receive in government, advocacy, business, and the arts. As a result of my professional involvement in Burlington County, I currently serve on the board of the Rancocas Woods Business Association and on the Burlington Township Citizen Advisory Panel. I previously served on the Temple University Political Science Advisory Board. Among other things, I assisted in raising money to provide stipends to students pursuing internships and research opportunities who would not otherwise be able to afford to do them. I am a member of the Peggy Browning Fund Pennsylvania Alumni Chapter and received my two-gallon pin from the American Red Cross for frequent blood donations. My wife, Sandy, and I are members of Holy Eucharist Parish in Cherry Hill where we have engaged in service projects and fellowship opportunities and look forward to doing so again in the future.

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