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 2023 Cumberland County Commissioner Candidates

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Sandy Taylor

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Jim Sauro

Art Marchand

Sandy Taylor

A lifelong resident of Cumberland County, Sandy Taylor graduated from Bridgeton High School and attended Cumberland County College (now Rowan College of South Jersey).  She also attended American Institute of Banking Classes.

Sandy’s career in banking spans from 1980 to 2021, achieving the position as a Branch Manager for two banks and was responsible for bringing in new business deposits, loan customers, overseeing daily operations and networking through the community.

She and her husband Stultz are owners of STS Sheetmetal Inc. and have raised three beautiful daughters who have their own accomplishments through their education.

Mrs. Taylor’s leadership is evident in her experience of fostering business development, knows how to work under pressure meeting deadlines, utilizing team building and leadership skills.

Her community involvement has extended beyond being a member of the Vineland and Millville Chamber of Commerce and has served as the First Vice president of Millville Kiwanis, is a previous member of South Jersey Regional Health Care Foundation Auxiliary and the Bridgeton Rotary.  Sandy currently sits on the Board for Gateway Community Action Partnership as the treasurer, is a board member and secretary for Citizens United, and is the treasurer for Complete Care Foundation Board.

When she is not volunteering her time, Sandy enjoys morning runs, swimming, and spending time with her family.

Sandy Taylor would like to make Cumberland County a destination for tourists and a place where kids want to stay and raise their families.  She wants to see county government promote the bay, scenic rivers, fishing and crabbing, bird watching, and keep wooded areas pristine with so much nature to enjoy.  Establishing a county or state park along the Cohansey River is one of her goals as Commissioner.  Sandy would like to see a solid plan developed to revitalize businesses in Cumberland County.

Art Marchand 

Art Marchand was born and raised in Cumberland County, New Jersey. His family has been proud residents of Hopewell Township for several generations. Mr. Marchand grew up in Hopewell Township, graduating from Cumberland Regional High School in 1996. He then went on to obtain his B.A. from Rowan University in 2000. After college, he attended Rutgers University School of Law where he graduated with a J.D. in 2003.

After law school, Mr. Marchand completed a one-year clerkship with a New Jersey Appellate Court Judge. Once the clerkship was completed, he opened his own law practice in Bridgeton, New Jersey where he has been practicing law for the past 19 years. As a small business owner, Mr. Marchand maintains a very diverse law practice. He is experienced in many different aspects of law. He has been a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association since opening his practice.

Mr. Marchand is also a very strong advocate for education. He was elected to the Hopewell/Shiloh Board of Education for three terms, serving nine years total. He was appointed Vice President of the Board in 2022. Most recently, he was elected as the Hopewell Township representative to the Cumberland Regional High School Board of Education. Currently Mr. Marchand continues to run his law office and resides in Hopewell Township with his wife and three children.

Art Marchand made the decision to run for Cumberland County Commissioner to share his knowledge and background experience to the Commissioner Board.  Mr. Marchand wants to see Cumberland County reverse it’s low ratings on nearly every benchmark of health, literacy, and once again become a healthy and safe place to raise a family.

Jim Sauro

Jim Sauro is a native of Vineland who has been married to his wife Susan for 43 years. They raised their three children in Vineland. Jim now enjoys spending time with his 6 grandsons.

Jim attended Vineland High School class of 1972 as well as Cumberland County College where he studied Business Management in 1980. He also attended Cape May County Vocational-Technical School for blueprint interpretation and welding in 1982. He received high honors while attending Gloucester County College for his Water Treatment licenses in 2004. Currently Jim is a Sub-Code Official/Plumbing Inspector in Washington Township.

He is no stranger to Cumberland County Government having service on the County Commissioner Board (County Freeholder Board) in the early 2000s. He served as Director for one year. As a business owner of a Plumbing HVAC and Water treatment business, Jim was involved with legislation to help other small businesses in the region.

While working in construction and raising his family, Jim was very active in his community and always endeavored to help those in need. Besides coaching soccer and sponsoring neighborhood teams, he also was active in his church in organizing breakfasts and dinners for seniors in Cumberland County.

His philanthropy and volunteerism reached outside the area when he organized a group of plumbers to travel to Missouri during the floods of 1993. He subsequently received numerous citations including The Pride of Vineland Award and The Chapel of the Four Chaplains award for his efforts. Jim and his wife are ongoing supporters of Special Olympics NJ.

Jim Sauro made the decision to return to county government as a team member to provide the leadership Cumberland County needs to continue a path of improvement and prosperity.  His experience in government policy and procedures and his deep belief that Cumberland County is on the cusp of greatness once again are the reasons he has returned as a candidate. 

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