SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Chris Capodice has filed his ‘intent to run’ in the coming primary to be the Springfield Democratic Party candidate for Township Committee in the November general election. To date, no other person has filed to run on the Democrat ticket. There is only one Township Committee seat being contested in November and it is the one vacated when then Township Committeeman Ziad Shehady gave up his seat to become Township Administrator and currently held by Republican Geri Bujnowski.
Chris is an eleven year resident of Springfield. He lives here with his wife Lisa and their two children Madison and Christopher Jr. He is a graduate of Union High School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and holds both School Supervisor and School Principal certifications. He has been an educator for the last seventeen years.
Mr. Capodice believes beginning with his time as the president of a local teachers’ association, he has developed a sincere appreciation for the value and far-reaching impact of interest groups in a community and individual citizens, as well as what they bring to the table. Learning their missions and observing the bearing these groups of earnest and concerned Springfield citizens have had on the community, it became apparent to him that he wished devote more of his passion and energy to this dynamic town which he feels blessed to call home.
Mr. Capodice indicated he has a deep belief in being part of the positive changes he wants to see in his community. He feels he has been the beneficiary of all the wonderful things that Springfield has to offer and is excited to have the opportunity to become part of what makes Springfield a standout community. He said, “I stand ready to serve my neighbors and am prepared to shed light on those things I believe can be improved upon for the good of all of Springfield.”