Candidate Statements

September 18, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — Many longtime residents remember the serious problem of geese droppings around the lakes, on our sidewalks, roads and ball fields. Belmar had a resident population of Canada geese living here year round and annually nesting on Silver Lake’s island, which contributed to unhealthy and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — I began enjoying Belmar and the Jersey Shore when I relocated to work for the United Methodist Communities (UMC) in 1995. I bought my first home on Terrace Road in 1996 and now live on Second Avenue. A devoted public servant, I served on the Fredon Township Committee for over seven ...

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BELMAR, NJ — One of my favorite days of the year is Arbor Day and I get to celebrate trees with the children of Belmar! In New Jersey, the last Friday in April is Arbor Day. I plan a school program about trees and what they give to the world. Along with my fellow Shade Tree Commission volunteers ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Hello, my name is Mark Walsifer. I am a Belmar councilman. I was elected in 2016 and started serving my term in January 2017. I am running for mayor of Belmar in the election on November 6. I have been a resident of Belmar since 1967. I am married for 35 years to my wife, Mary. We ...

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BELMAR NJ — Mayor Brian Magovern was first elected to the Belmar Council in 2010 and served as the council president for five years until he was unanimously appointed mayor by the borough council in April 2018.  He is known for his lifetime of service to the town. Brian was born and raised in ...

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