2021 Cumberland County Commissioner Candidates
Joseph Sileo is a family man, business man, and community leader. Joe was born and raised in Northern Jersey, but has proven his loyalty to Cumberland County over the last 33 years.
Joe graduated high school a varsity athlete and went on to study business management and economics at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) earning a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing.
There, Joe met his Vineland born and raised college sweetheart and now wife of 40 years, Sharon Petalino Sileo.
Joe moved his family to Vineland in 1988 where he raised three daughters and has since welcomed four grandchildren. Joe built his career experience working in Millville as the sales manager of Kane Steel Co. and owner of a small retail business in downtown Vineland (Get in Gear, Inc.).
As a leader in the industry, Joe has been instrumental in leading several steel distribution and fabrication companies into profitable relationships.
Joe has always taken an interest in helping his neighbors and community. As a dedicated father, Joe volunteered to coach pigtail league softball for 16 years. As a small business owner, Joe got involved with the early stages of Vineland's downtown improvement initiative. He became a Board Member of the National Exchange Club of Vineland and president-elect for 2 additional years. Joe has been a member of the Vineland Board of Education Facilities Review Committee, a long time supporter of fellow local business owners and nonprofits, i.e.; Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the YMCA.
Passionate about making a difference, Joe took his efforts a step further in 1992 running for Vineland City Council.
Joe loves kicking back with his wife and their rescue dogs, but his strong leadership qualities push him to be a voice for others and is why he is running for County Commissioner..
Antonio (Tony) Romero
Antonio (Tony) Romero is a proud Cuban American and has lived in Vineland for 54 years with his beautiful wife, Mari, and his 5 children. Tony arrived in America from Communist Cuba as a young boy with his family and he is very clear in his message that he will do everything he can to preserve the America that offered his parents and family refuge from the clutches of communism.
Antonio Romero will stand up for our Constitution, the New Jersey Constitution, and for Cumberland County as a Freeholder.
As a local business owner for the past 25 years in Vineland, Antonio (Tony) has seen first hand what happens when only one party rules in a county. He know that we need to cut the red tape restrictions that are onerous to people wanting to start or maintain their business, and stop adding policies that stifle business owners from growth and prosperity.
The state and county have over-regulated the business community for too long. As the business owner of Budget Auto Care for 24 years, Antonio understands the difficulty in navigating state and county regulations in order to remain successful. He is a well-respected businessman and has been recognized by many local organizations for his long time support of the community and the entire Hispanic community.
Some of his awards that Antonio is proud of are: Pennco Tech Diploma in Electronic Technology, MX Business Building Diploma, Casa Prac Business Award, Store Cable - Manager of the Year in customer relations, Certificate of Appreciation by the Puerto Rican Club, Proclamation in 2005 by the Vineland Mayor and a Proclamation by the State of NJ with a Proclamation by the Cumberland County Clerk's Office presented by Gloria Noto. He was recognized by DH Perfil Latino T.V. Inc. as the Hispanic Heritage Business Leader of the Year, and in 2021 was the recipient of the Martin Luther King Award.
Antonio Romero knows it is time for bold and fresh leadership in Cumberland County and is ready to serve as Commissioner to represent the citizens of our county.