Jim Loveys was appointed to the Randolph Township Council on August 30, 2010, to fulfill the unexpired term of a former council member. He was then elected to his first full term beginning January 1, 2011. Since then, he has remained on the Township Council having served as Mayor in 2014, and Deputy Mayor in 2013 and 2018.
While serving as Mayor, the council completed an exhaustive search for the replacement of longtime Township Manager John Lovell with the hiring of Stephen Mountain as the township’s chief executive and administrative officer.
During Jim’s tenure, the Randolph Township Council and staff has maintained the township’s AAA bond rating; acquired additional open space parcels (one of which will house the recently approved Veterans Community Park); re-located the animal shelter to a vastly improved facility; taken advantage of additional shared service opportunities; implemented a township-wide revaluation; and adopted a series of fiscally responsible budgets that maintained service levels, supported the continued maintenance and improvement of municipal infrastructure and township owned and leased properties and aided in a resulting zero increase to the municipal tax levy the past two consecutive years.
A lifelong resident of Morris County, Jim was ingrained with the value and importance of community service and volunteerism at an early age. Shortly after re-locating from the Town of Boonton to Randolph with his family, he involved himself in the township’s recreation programs serving as a coach of various youth sport teams and a member of various youth sport committees. He has served on several township advisory committees including three terms as vice-chairman of the Parks Advisory Committee. He and his family attend St. Matthew the Apostle Parish where he is a former member of the Building Committee and serves as an usher.
A graduate of Middlebury College with a BA in economics, Jim is a partner in a Parsippany-based real estate management and development firm, of which he has been a part for thirty-five years. He has resided on Fieldcrest Court in Ironia for nearly twenty-seven years with his wife Karen. They have four children, all of whom attended Randolph Township schools – one daughter married this past summer, another daughter to be wed this fall, a son proudly serving in the United States Army Reserve, and their youngest daughter, a rising senior at Randolph High School.