Jen Evans is a lifelong resident of Pitman, where she lives with her husband Joe and their three children. As someone who has dedicated much of her time to furthering the town’s success and advocating for the hard-working people of Pitman, it’s no wonder that Jen finds herself drawn to serving on the Borough Council.
Jen’s candidacy for the 2023 election is preceded by a long list of volunteer work in the community. She currently serves as a member of the Pitman Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee where she is a co-chairman of the Accommodation and Inclusion Sub-Committee. As part of this committee, Jen has received approval from the town to accept plans to improve the area behind Memorial School and the soccer fields so residents with accessibility issues are able to easily enjoy these areas.
Jen also serves as a member and vice-chair for Pitman’s NJ Sustainable/Green Team Committee, is a member and secretary of the Pitman Senior Outreach Committee, a member and secretary of the Pitman Republican Executive Committee, and a social member for the Highland Chemical Engine Co. where her husband is 1st Assistant Chief. She also volunteers for the Highland Chicken BBQ and Highland Quality Carnival, the Annual Bubbles for Autism Event, and was a team mom for Pitman’s Youth Football/Cheer and Little League.
If that’s not enough to make you wonder when Jen sleeps, by day she is a special education teacher with a focus on self-contained autism.
When we asked Jen what made her feel like the most ideal candidate for this position, she replied, “as a lifelong resident, I love this community. My volunteerism and desire to help Pitman residents runs deep. Whether my focus is on projects for better accessibility, inclusion for all, senior projects, fundraisers, or anything to support our town, I give it my all. I love Pitman and am prepared to continue to work hard for our community.” We can’t help but to agree.
Jen’s love for this town, and for the spirit of the community, is evident. Where she stands on the issues, further entrenches her dedicated to making sure Pitman remans a vibrant and growing community for years to come.
Her candidacy comes with a tall order, where she plans to focus her time on four key areas:
Jen plans to attract new developers to the SONY property and work together with the owners to further the redevelopment of the property.
She intends to keep Pitman free from cannabis dispensaries setting up shop in Pitman.
Jen will work tirelessly to eliminate the GCL light rail from becoming a fixture in Pitman’s backyard while advocating for smart, safe, and environmentally sound transportation solutions.
And, finally, she will work for sound fiscal borough practices to protect the surplus and continue the economic growth of the town’s small businesses.
And we believe it.
Jen’s motivation for getting the job done have been proven time and again. As a hard-working community member, volunteer, teacher, wife, advocate, mother and friend, one thing is for certain - You want Jen on your team. Whether it is completing the task at hand, or breaking ground on an important new initiative, Jen is the person for the job. Her drive to see things through for the good of the cause is extremely important, and one she plans to carry with her to town council.
In her free time (yes, we’re surprised that she has any!), she enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling. So, the next time you see Jen about town, swap your favorite recipe with her, and lean in on what makes Pitman so important to you. It’s not just likely that you’ll find commonalities in your passion for this small town, but probable. After all, that community spirit is what makes everyone here Pitman Proud.