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Search for Gentek's Replacement Underway

Councilwoman Michelle Gentek becomes a Camden County freeholder in January.

The process to find Michelle Gentek's replacement on Gloucester Township Council recently got underway, according to Council President Glen Bianchini.

Gentek will become a Camden County freeholder in January following her Nov. 6 election to the Board of Chosen Freeholders as part of a Democratic Party sweep of county races.

A date for the freeholders' 2013 reorganization meeting, during which Gentek will take her oath of office, had not been set as of Friday afternoon, according to Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen.

Gentek has one year remaining on her four-year term as councilwoman. Council's Dec. 27 meeting will be her last as a member of the township's governing body.

The Gloucester Township Democrat Committee recently began accepting applications from individuals who are interested in filling the remainder of Gentek's term, Bianchini said. The selected individual could also be named to the Democrats' slate in next November's election.

The Council President indicated the local Democratic Party committee will forward a list of three candidates to Council for its consideration.

It has not yet been determined whether those three candidates will be interviewed by the full Council or a subcommittee, Bianchini said following Monday night's Council work session. If by the full Council, the interviews would have to take place in a public forum.

Bianchini told Patch he did not have any early information on candidates to replace Gentek.

"I really haven't gotten into any of that," he said.

Bianchini also noted Council could potentially leave Gentek's seat open for a time after the Dec. 27 meeting, even after she assumes the county office in January.

Gloucester Township Council will likely hold its reorganization meeting on Jan. 2. A date has not yet been finalized, though.

Darren Gladden December 08, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Hey what about me ,.........I care , do you
Paul J. DiBartolo December 08, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I'm making sure everybody stays off the phone. I just know the call will come;-0
Kalena Ross December 08, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I'm sure the insults will fly after this nugget, especially from resident "I care but I can't control my mouth" and "If you don't give up your name/picture you don't count" but I did over hear Butcharoni at the local D&D spouting off about his race for her seat. He said he's a shoe in because of who he is. Apparently neither of you is going to get a call the race is already over.
Sean McCullen (Editor) December 08, 2012 at 07:49 PM
I have it on good authority Kevin Bucceroni is not going to take the Council seat. He says he does not want it.
Matt December 08, 2012 at 08:57 PM
It will be someone who does what they are told by the political machine. This will be the person they pick. They don't want someone who doesn't take orders. They need to keep this game going and do as they are told. I am sure it will be a puppet. That's how it is done in New Jersey.
Matt December 08, 2012 at 09:00 PM
They need someone they can control and do as they are told. They can't afford to have an independent thinker or someone who is there to serve the township. The person they are picking must vote on what they tell them and do as Mayor Dave Mayer Tells them to do. His orders come directly from the Boss - Mr. George E. Norcross himself. He keeps these people employed and gives them the petty power and uses them as his mouthpiece to destroy and discredit those who do not do as they are told. Be a puppet and you can be a part of the corrupt politics in this Bedroom Community.
GTWatchdawg December 09, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Just send your resume to Mayer & Norcross Associociates. Your resume should include the ability to say "yes" on command, be able to spend like there is no tomorrow, and threaten people's jobs if they think for themselves. Those looking out for others need not apply. P.S. Good luck Ms. Gentek on the Freeholder board,and the Countywide Police project, let's see if you can have the same opinion on that.
Darren Gladden December 09, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Hey maybe you did not get da memo "control' I don't believe in that cause I BELIEVE in Freedom maybe you should try that Fake one ....
Dan Hutchison December 09, 2012 at 03:58 AM
If you want to run for council as a democrat you should submit your resume.
Dan Hutchison December 09, 2012 at 05:55 AM
I encourage anyone who wants to make a differance to apply for the council position.
Stacey December 09, 2012 at 05:55 AM
Thirty pieces of silver was the price for which Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus This is the same thing these dirty democrats do. They have no soul and they sell themselves like prostitutes. They care about the little cash they get and forget about the wrong they are doing to the people. Fake, phony and very greedy. Sins of the father and mother fall down on their generations. They are a bunch of Judas's selling out for a few pieces of silver and gold. Remember what happen to Judas in the end.
Stacey December 09, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Judas Hutchison - This guy will sell his mother out if he could cash in for a little petty fame and money. Hutchison is a joke, (Literally)
Stacey December 09, 2012 at 05:59 AM
Gentek, Lights on, but nobodies home. She does what Norcross tells her to do via David R. Mayer AKA Mayor for Gloucester Township, for now.
Stacey December 09, 2012 at 06:11 AM
You can encourage all you want Dan, it's not up to you. All you do is vote yes to who Norcross tells the Mayor to pick. You're a useless mouthpiece for the Mayor who gave you a few pieces of silver and gold to do as your told.
Paul J. DiBartolo December 09, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Mr. Hutchison's (two!) comments aside, I have a hard time believing this is anything but the histrionics of a done deal. I mean, come on, it's not like we haven't see GT Council in action before.
Darren Gladden December 09, 2012 at 03:50 PM
How do I apply
Paul J. DiBartolo December 09, 2012 at 05:42 PM
My guess, Darren, fill out all the paperwork in triplicate, add a slight fee for proce$$ing, and then deposit the completed application in the circular file. That's probably how far Mr. Hutchison's advice will get you. Just care, I can't.
Darren Gladden December 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM
anyone can care Paul , Stop being so bitter and understand things will get better if we just care and keep hope alive
Paul J. DiBartolo December 10, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Actually, Darren, there's no bitterness at all, just a healthy dose of skepticism. It would actually be a waste of time to get bitter. The most I can do is sit back and smile at all the antics that go on in GT. The truth is, you gotta laugh...to keep from crying.
@xxLouA December 10, 2012 at 05:34 PM
when it comes time to vote they will all vote the same to keep them all in so what's the difference...they kept O'B in for another term with more promises than he can handle except they one oh.....never mind what's the use....
Darren Gladden December 11, 2012 at 05:11 AM
strong words coming from you Paul and yes "SIR" YOU ARE right it is better to laugh then to cry anyday but Crying sometimes cleans the mind and make's you THINK . Maybe the GTGOP and the Dems need to have a cry fest and then get some stuff done ..........It's about all of us "Peeps" to wake up and understand WE need and have earn better LEADERSHIP in our local GOVERNMENT if GT does not wake up and vote some of the rift RAFT out this year .......Nothing going to change ;-( so I will load up on some Tissues if Dave Mayor and his team don't make MAJOR changes and wise the heck up ........Just care , I do

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