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Mayor Frank R. FilipekEmail: mayor-filipek@bellmawr.com
Term: Re-elected as Mayor November 2014. Term Expires December 2018

  • Elected Mayor of Bellmawr in November 2002
  • Member of Council (1996 – 2000)
  • Served on Borough of Bellmawr Planning Board
  • Served on Borough of Bellmawr Zoning Board
  • Former volunteer member of Bellmawr Youth Athletic programs, including Bellmawr Little League, basketball and football
  • Director of Consumer Services, Health Department, County of Camden – 34 Years of Service (Retired in 2008)
    • Honored as Employee of the Month by Camden County Board of Freeholders (1977)
  • Former President of St. Joseph’s Polish Church Council, City of Camden
  • Honored Man of the Year by the Polish American Congress of South Jersey (1980)
  • Honored Man of the Year by the Polish Heritage Society (1977)

Councilman James F. D’Angelo
Director, Recreation Department
Email: jdangelo@bellmawr.com
Term: Re-elected to Council November 2013. Term expires December 2017
Committees: Parks & Recreation – Chair, Public Works – Member, Buildings & Lands – Member, Communications – Member

  • Bachelor Degree –  Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) – 1977
  • Camden County Park Police – Chief of Police (retired)
  • Member Fraternal Order of Police Bicentennial Lodge #76
  • Borough Councilman since 1996
  • Director – Public Works (2001 – 2013)
  • Former Education Liaison Bellmawr Public School District
  • Bellmawr Board of Education Member (1986 – 1996)
  • Bellmawr Baseball Member (1978 – 1986)
  • Bellmawr Resident for over 35 years
  • Married for 38 years, 2 children & 4 grandchildren

Councilman Steven B. Hagerty, President of the CouncilEmail: shagerty@bellmawr.com
Term: Re-elected to Council November 2015. Term expires December 2018
Committees: Public Safety – Chair, Planning Board – Liaison, Public Works – Member, Recreation – Member, Construction – Member, Finance – Member, Municipal Coutn – Member

  • Owner/Operator of S.B.H. Distributors
  • Employed at Amoroso’s Baking Co. 20+ years
  • President, Bellmawr Purple Eagles Football (1997 – present)
  • Member, Teamsters Local 463
  • Jr. Vice President, Men’s Auxiliary VFW Post #9563
  • Member, Deptford Elks Lodge #2708
  • Life-Long Bellmawr Resident

Councilman Paul C. SandrockEmail: psandrock@bellmawr.com
Term: Elected to Council November 2013. Term expires December 2017
Committees: Construction – Chair, Municipal Court – Chair, Personnel – Chair, Communications – Member, Zoning Board – Liaison, Public Safety – Member, Finance – Member, Buildings & Lands – Member

  • Bellmawr resident of nearly 60 years with both children and grandchildren residing in the Borough
  • Occupation: Camden County Chief Fire Marshal
  • Current President and Volunteer with the Bellmawr Fire Department for over 40 years
  • Bellmawr Girls Softball: Volunteer Coach (1989 – 1998); League President (1994 – 1998)
  • Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund; Trustee
  • Camden County Fire Chiefs and Fire Officers Association; Life Member
  • New Jersey Association of County Fire Marshals
  • International Association of Arson Investigators, NJ Chapter; Life Member
  • Camden County Fire Academy; Instructor
  • Camden County College; Member – Curriculum Committee
  • New Jersey State Training & Education Advisory Council; Member
  • Camden County Training & Education Committee
  • Meritorious Citation; Blackwood Fire Dep’t for “fire suppression duties in a dwelling fire” (December 1990)
  • Commendation; from Camden County Freeholder Annette Castiglione for “Professionalism and Dedication” regarding the Industrial Training program conducted at the Camden County Fire Academy (November 1994)
  • Special Recognition; for the “saving of a life through the instruction given to a fellow Camden County employee attending a CPR class given by the Camden County Fire Academy (March 1994)
  • Commendation; given by Herbert E. Steelman, Camden County Director of Public Safety for “appreciation of instruction in the Industrial Training Programs” (July 1997)

Councilman Stephen M. SauterEmail: s-sauter@bellmawr.com
Term: Re-elected to Council November 2015. Term expires December 2018
Committees: Public Works – Chair, Business Alliance – Liaison, Public Safety – Member, Finance – Member, Municipal Court – Member, Personnel – Member, Communications – Chair

  • Camden County College
  • Rutgers University sponsored certificate programs
  • I.T. Technician for the Camden County Office of Information Technology Department (October 1980 – Present)
  • Life-long resident of Bellmawr
  • Member Annunciation BVM Church – St Joachim Parish
  • Member Regular Organization Democrat Club (Past President -Vice-President – Treasurer)
  • Member Bellmawr Lions Organization (Membership Committee – Chair)
  • Member Bellmawr VFW Post 7410 Men’s Club
  • Member Bellmawr VFW Post 9563 Men’s Auxiliary

Councilman Raymond (Ray) BiderEmail: rbider@bellmawr.com
Term: Elected to Council in Nov. 2016, Term Expires Dec. 2019
Committees: Education – Liaison, Finance – Chair, Recreation – Member, Personnel – Member, Municipal Court – Member, Communications – Member, Veteran Affairs – Liason, Public Safety – Member

  • 40-year resident of Bellmawr
  • Member St. Joachim’s Parish – Bellmawr
  • Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education, Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) – 1972
  • Masters of Arts in Public School Administration, Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) – 1976
  • Teacher: St. Michaels School (1970-71), St. Francis deSales (1971-73), Wenonah School (1973- 1979)
  • Principal: National Park School (1979 – 2002)
  • Superintendent of Schools, National Park (2002 – 2009)
  • Administrator (evaluation of professors), Rowan College (2009-present)
  • Supervisor of Clinical Practice, Rowan University (2009 – present)
  • Gardner Funeral Home (2009 – present)
  • Bellmawr Liquor Store (1971 – 2008)
  • Bellmawr Borough Planning Board (2015 – present)
  • President of VFW #9563 Bellmawr (2013 – present)
  • Treasurer, American Legion SAL Post #72, Brooklawn (2002 – present)
  • General Manager/Coach, Bellmawr Purple Eagles (1971 – 1986)
  • “Dan McDermott” Award – Service to Youth of Bellmawr (1978)
  • Coach South Jersey Baseball (1980 – 1983)
  • New Jersey Baseball Umpires Association (1973 – 1983)
  • South Jersey Football Officials (1973 – 1977)
  • Vice President, Garden State Football League (1977 – 1979)
  • Bellmawr Hockey Treasurer/General Manager (1985 – 2006)
  • Notre Dame Club of South Jersey (2003 – present)
  • New Jersey Association of School Administrators (1979 – 2009)
  • New Jersey Education (1972 – 1980)
  • Elks International (2013 – present)

Councilman Jamie CaseyEmail: jcasey@bellmawr.com
Term: Elected in Nov. 2016; Term Expires Dec. 2019
Committees: Buildings & Lands – Chair, Education –Liaison, Construction – Member, Senior Citizens -Liaison

  • Education: Bachelor Degree inAccounting from York College of Pennsylvania
  • Employer: Haddon Township Police Department
  • VFW 7410 Men’s Club Member -Treasurer
  • State Delegate for New Jersey Police Benevolent Association Local 257 since 2001
  • Police Benevolent Association County Member – 3 years as County Chairman
  • School Board Member -Bellmawr School District – 8 years – 2 years as President – 1 year as Vice-President
  • Member of Bell Oaks and Ethel Burke School PTOs until 2014
  • Volunteer Softball Coach at Bell Oaks Middle School since 2012
  • Wrestling Coach for Haddon Heights Middle School 2003-2012
  • Volunteer Wrestling Coach for Rohrer Middle School in Haddon Township since 2013
  • NJWOA Wrestling Official since 2000
  • Bellmawr Girls Softball Coach and Committee Member 2003-2012
  • Married with two daughters
  • Bellmawr resident for 20+ years