Candidates for council - 2019
2019 Democratic Candidates for Galloway Council
Walead Abdrabouh, Elizabeth Egan, and John O'Kane
The Galloway-Port Republic Democratic Club has announced its slate of candidates for Galloway Township Council this year. The candidates are Walead Abdrabouh, Elizabeth Egan, and John O’Kane.
Abdrabouh is a Technology Director at Stockton University. “Now, more than ever, Galloway needs growth, new businesses, and modernization of services to become more efficient and to reduce costs,” he said. “Together, this team of candidates has the vision, community involvement, and professionalism needed to protect and promote the best interests of Galloway’s residents.”
Egan, a former editor and retired teacher, is a member of Go Green Galloway, the township’s environmental task force. “The green team is the driving force behind the township’s Green Business Recognition Program and the Building Healthier Communities Initiative, both of which I co-chaired,” Egan said. “My work on those projects has convinced me that, with the right leadership on council, Galloway can pursue other meaningful and sustainable programs for our businesses and residents while protecting our quality of life.”
O’Kane is a lifelong Galloway resident and is a special education teacher in the township. He was also a sportswriter at The Press of Atlantic City for more than a decade, highlighting the athletic accomplishments of people from all around southern New Jersey. O’Kane helped establish the Galloway Township Middle School wrestling program and has supported local youth by coaching baseball, softball, soccer, wrestling and basketball in the township.
“I am proud to have grown up, dedicated my professional career and raise my four children in this great town,” O’Kane said. “I have worked with the youth and citizens of Galloway in my work as a teacher and coach and will rely on that experience going forward. I commit to focusing on doing everything in my power to help this town continue to grow and evolve for years to come.”
“This team represents the best of Galloway—neighbors with the desire, dedication, and skills to get things done for our community,” said Abdrabouh.