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Meet John and Jen
Their Priority... Putting Pitman First!


John Fitzpatrick​
  • Current Council President for the Borough of Pitman

  • Current Pitman Business Owner for 30 years

  • Current Vice President of Board of Directors of Franklin Bank

  • Current Treasurer of First Presbyterian Church of Pitman

  • Volunteer Past President Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce, implemented 4th Fridays and music festivals, Tour de Pitman Bicycle Race and many other events in Pitman

  • Volunteer Past Chairman Pitman Economic Development Committee

  • Volunteer of Committee that raised over $50,000 for Theatre Ave Project

  • Volunteer Past Baseball & Softball Coach

  • Volunteer Past President of Gloucester County Networkers

  • Volunteer Past President of Gloucester County Foster and Adoptive Services Association

  • Coordinated with Planning Board to obtain $70K in Grants to implement the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan in Pitman

  • Married 32 years to wife, Maureen with five children raised in the community we love

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I would very much appreciate your vote on November 8. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a proud 1981 PHS graduate, having lived most of my life in Pitman. I have had the honor of serving my community for over 30 years. As the owner of Premier Accounting Services here in Pitman, I have brought my knowledge and experience as a CPA to Borough Council. I have been married to my wife, Maureen, for 32 years, and we have raised our five grown children in this community that we love. I served as past President of the Gloucester County Networkers, former Chairman of the Pitman Economic Development Committee, past President of the Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Greater Woodbury Jaycees, and past President of Gloucester County Foster and Adoptive Services. I have had the opportunity to love and care for many children in the system, including my oldest son whom we adopted as a young child. I have also helped many families navigate the complex world of mental health and addiction services. Too many families are affected by this and need a road map of how to help their loved ones. I currently serve as Vice Chairman of Franklin Bank, following my time as Vice Chairman of Colonial Bank. I have been fortunate to use all of these experiences and knowledge to assist in our local municipal budgets, leading to no increase in municipal taxes in 2020, 2021, and 2022. I have been involved in the revitalization of Pitman since 2008, serving as President of the Chamber of Commerce for 4 years, and Chairman of the Pitman Economic Development Committee for 3 years. During that time, we implemented the incredibly popular Fourth Fridays, music festivals, Tour de Pitman Bicycle Race and many other events. Our committee raised over $50,000 for the Theatre Avenue pocket park that many people enjoy every day. As a member of Council since 2020, I have worked  with council on the former Sony property in an effort to have it developed. We have had many meetings with the owners of the property, potential developers, and with Rowan University. Because of the many hours of hard work, the former Sony property is now under contract. I have worked with the zoning and code enforcement officers on addressing the abandoned houses around our community. Working with the Administrator and Solicitor, we sold tax lien certificates in 2021 for three abandoned houses. These actions led to the house on East and Second Avenues getting a new owner who will soon demolish and construct a new home. The other two should soon follow. This will prevent these vacant properties from being eyesores in their neighborhoods and put them back on the tax rolls. As an avid cyclist, I have done many charity bike-a-thons every year -- including the MS 150 for which I have raised thousands of dollars. It is this love of cycling that has ignited a passion in me to work with Sustainable Pitman and the Borough Engineer to apply for grants for the Bicycle and Pedestrian plan that was completed a few years ago. I am happy to report that because of this work, we have received $65,000 in grants towards this goal. Our goal is to get Pitman more bicycle and pedestrian friendly at no cost to the taxpayers. As the liaison to Sustainable Pitman, we are working on a bike path that will connect the future "dinosaur trail" from Carew Avenue to Uptown Pitman then back to the trail through Ceres Park in Mantua. My goal has always been to see Pitman continue to improve and to create a welcoming environment to all and one that draws people in to visit and establish roots in our community. Although we have made great strides, our work is not done. We need to continue to work on the issues that impact our town. Parking in our business district is one of those issues. It is also vital that we do not fall victim to overwhelming college rental housing in our neighborhoods as has happened in a neighboring community. It is our sense of community and the support for our town from our residents that is so unique in our area and nation today. I ask that you give me the opportunity to continue this work by electing me to another term on Borough Council. If you have any questions, please reach me at Respectfully yours,  Council President John Fitzpatrick

Jen Evans
  • Special Education Teacher, Self-Contained/Autism Specialist

  • Current Member of Pitman Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

  • Current Co-Chairperson of Accommodation and Inclusion Subcommittee

  • Current Member Pitman Senior Outreach Committee

  • Current Member of Pitman Republican Executive Committee/Secretary

  • Current Social Member of Highland Chemical Engine Co.

  • Volunteer for Highland Chicken BBQ and Highland Quality Carnival

  • Volunteer Coordinator of Bubbles for Autism, Back the Blue - Back to School Fundraiser, Zombie Run Fundraiser

  • Volunteer Past Team Mom Pitman Youth Football/Cheer

  • Volunteer Past Team Mom Pitman Little League

  • Married 18 years to husband, Joe with three children: Emily (17), Joey (15), and Justin (14)

Hello Pitman Friends! I am Jen Evans, a lifelong resident of Pitman -- our small town that everybody loves. I have been married to my husband, Joe, for 18 years. We were high school sweethearts and had our first date at the Highland Quality Carnival on the grounds of Pitman High School. Joe has been a volunteer firefighter for 19 years. He currently is a Captain at Highland Chemical Engine Co. I am the very proud mother to our three children, Emily(17), Joey(15), and Justin(14). They have many interests that include horseback riding, mountain biking, cheerleading, baseball, and football. All three are members of Pitman Fire Department’s Junior Fire Program. I received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Capella University and attend Rutgers Graduate School of Education for Special Education with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification. I am a special education teacher in Millville, NJ, teaching 4/5 in the self-contained Autism Support program. It has been my privilege to teach learners diagnosed with Autism and other developmental disabilities for the last six years. Prior to that, I worked for Pitman Board of Education as a Site Leader for the Panther Club Program at both Kindle and Walls schools. I was fortunate to meet many of you and work with your children during my years at Panther Club. Our community means so much to me and my family. Over the last few years I have had the honor of working on various fundraisers for our town. Two that are very near and dear to my heart are the Back-the-Blue Back-to-School Event and a Zombie Run Block Party. These fundraisers benefited the Pitman K-9 unit and the Zombie Run block party benefited Highland Chemical Fire Company. In addition, I currently serve our community on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee. I am the co-chairperson of the subcommittee Accommodation & Inclusion. On the third Thursday of each month you will find me at Borough Hall working as a member of the Senior Outreach Committee. I love to help Pitman seniors connect, plan activities, and stay informed through social media. As a social member of Highland Chemical Fire Company, I am excited to volunteer at many events such as the Annual Chicken Barbecue, Highland Quality Carnival, and Bubbles for Autism. I also serve as the secretary on the Pitman Republican Executive Committee. The direction and future of our community is of the utmost importance to me. It is why I work so hard for our town. It would be an honor to represent you and your families on Pitman Borough Council as we walk boldly into the future together. Respectfully, Jen Evans

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