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Winters Sworn in as Newest Council Member

Michelle Winters gets an assist from the woman she replaces on Gloucester Township Council in taking her oath of office.

Gloucester Township's newest Council member was sworn in during the governing body's meeting Monday night.

Michelle Winters' oath of office was administered by the woman whose seat she's taking on Township Council—Camden County Freeholder Michelle Gentek.

Winters has extensive background as a volunteer in Gloucester Township, but has never held public office. She vowed to not let her inexperience in government hold her back as she completes the final 10 months of Gentek's term.

"I'm kind of just going to learn as I go and make an impact where I can," Winters, a nurse who lives in the township's Blenheim section, said following Monday's meeting.

Council unanimously selected Winters, a 1985 Triton Regional High School graduate, to replace Gentek at its Feb. 11 meeting from among four candidates put forth by the Gloucester Township Democrat Committee.

"It's an honor to have been chosen," she said.

Gentek took county office on Jan. 4.

Mayor David Mayer and other officials welcomed Winters to Council during Monday's meeting.

"First, let me congratulate Michelle on your swearing in. We certainly look forward to working with you and for your vision and ideas for Gloucester Township," Mayer said.

While she may not have experience in terms of public office, Winters has held many leadership positions over the years. She is manager of invasive cardiology at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, in Camden, and served as Gloucester Township Hockey Alliance Booster Club president for two years and secretary for three years. 

Winters also was Triton field hockey's booster club vice president for two years.

 

Check back with Gloucester Township Patch later today and throughout the week for more from the Feb. 25 Council meeting.

Darren Gladden February 28, 2013 at 07:49 PM
okay , what type of laugh ...hahaha, haha, ha or a lol maybe a lmao or lmfao
Andre Bademos February 28, 2013 at 07:51 PM
Maybe you should start finding people with positive outlooks to run on your Republican ticket. Give the people a real choice instead of guy who can't talk or write a complete sentence or that the same retread rejected Realtor you put on the ticket year after year. What is this 4 elections she got slammed in now? Wanna go for 5?
Darren Gladden February 28, 2013 at 08:07 PM
what Arrogant ..........naming a Team after you ......WOW ......Talk about an EGO issue we have here ......... Just care , I do ..Team Dave must be replace in 13 .......;-)
Debbie Shinn February 28, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Head: Well said, don't want to just vent and complaint here, What does one do besides show up at the council meetings and get on the "roll your eyes, here we go again list". Really, I want to affect some change but don't know how. Also, everyone here seems to think this is a repub against the demos project. It's not that way for me at all, just want to direct the proper energy. How do I do that!
Great Job Gt February 28, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Congrads Mrs Winters. There are thousands of gt residents who will support you on Election Day.

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