2019 Town Council Candidates

Tom Gribbin

for Town Council

Tom is a people-person, a devoted husband and father, hard-working attorney, and dedicated Little League and soccer coach. He always does what he believes is right and fair. As Deputy Mayor and Councilman, Tom has the right values and knowledge to lead Hammonton to a bright future.

Wife: Sarah (Deyo) Gribbin
Children: Grace, Brynn and Paige
Graduate: Villanova University, B.A. in Political Science
Graduate: Duquesne University School of Law

  • Current Deputy Mayor of the Town of Hammonton
  • First Elected to Town Council in 2009
  • An Attorney with Offices in New Jersey and Philadelphia Experienced in
    Small Business and Labor Law
  • Certified New Jersey Land Use Law & Planning Official
  • Chairman of the Town of Hammonton Administration Committee
  • Former Member of the Hammonton Zoning Board
  • Former Member of the Hammonton Planning Board
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 in 2015 by AC Weekly Magazine
  • Active Parishioner of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish
  • Coach for the Hammonton Little League and Hammonton Youth Soccer Association
  • Former Board Member of the Hammonton Swim Club
  • Co-Host of the Hammonton New Years Eve Bash & Blueberry Drop

Brooke Sacco

for Town Council

Brooke is an accomplished leader who is the Chairperson of the Business & Industry Committee and the Quality of Life Committee, two areas where Hammonton is thriving. As Councilwoman, this mother of three respects all of Hammonton’s proud traditions, while continuing the Town’s progress.

Husband: Jim Sacco
Children: Elena, Greta & Jonah
Graduate: Rutgers University, B.A. in English

  • First Elected to Council in 2018
  • Business & Industry Committee Chairperson, Quality of Life Committee Chairperson
  • Director of Marketing for Vinyl Brewing Company in Hammonton
  • Sales & Marketing Coordinator for an Industrial Supply Company
  • Downtown Hammonton Social Media & Marketing Manager
  • Former owner of Behind the Moon Children’s Shop in Downtown Hammonton
  • Co-Chairperson of the Hammonton Independence Day Parade
  • Former Vice Chairperson of the Hammonton Environmental Commission
  • Former Vice President of Hammonton Mothers’ Club
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 in 2017 by AC Weekly Magazine
  • Featured by NJMOM as an NJMomprenuer
  • Contributing Writer for Moms Running
  • Member of the Hammonton Food Truck Festival Committee
  • Former Hammonton Gazette Home & Family Columnist

Jonathan Oliva

for Town Council

Jonathan is a lifelong Hammonton resident and an excited father-to-be with his wife Amanda. He is an active member of the Sons of Italy, a Hammonton Planning Board Commissioner and a trained Engineer. As a Councilman, he will continue to focus on improving roads and infrastructure.

Wife: Amanda (Sura) Oliva
Children: Expecting December 2019
Graduate: Hammonton High School
Graduate: Rutgers University, B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

  • Manager of Engineering & Project Management at South Jersey Gas Company
  • Current Member of the Hammonton Planning & Zoning Board
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) & Certified Planning Engineering (CPE)
  • Member of Sons of Italy Lodge #1658
  • Rutgers University Design Thinking Advisory Board Member
  • Active Volunteer in Various Community Activities
  • Member, NGA Professionals Working Group
  • Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Life Long Resident of Hammonton

Hammonton Vision 2020

Hammonton First has put together a detailed and focused plan for the future.
Our platform is not just for this year or next, but for many years.

Tax Relief Plan:

Hammonton First is fiscally conservative and our approach to Town finances will create huge savings during the next few years as we pay down millions of dollars in debt. This saves on interest payments, which will keep your taxes stable.

Pothole Patch Patrol:

$100,000 in budget savings will be dedicated each year to a new plan that will identify and fix potholes year-round throughout Town. Hammonton First is launching an efficient and cost-effective way to eliminate potholes.

Public Safety Initiative:

Under Hammonton First’s leadership, Hammonton has been designated one of the safest Towns in South Jersey and we will keep it that way. Our initiative will acquire new police vehicles and get more cops patrolling.

Recreation Enhancement Plan:

Recreation has expanded under Hammonton First’s leadership. We will enhance that through grants for new Lake Park playground equipment, connecting Town bike and walking paths, and creating a playground at Boyer Avenue. Keeping Hammonton’s kids safe is a priority.

Town-wide Road Program:

More miles of Town roads have been paved by Hammonton First than any other group in history. To continue the progress, we are proposing a 10-Year Road and Infrastructure Program that will get every road in Town in excellent shape.

Hammonton First is a local organization comprised of Independents, Republicans and Democrats dedicated to improving the community of Hammonton and was formed in 2005.

Stay informed by visiting our Facebook page fb.com/hammonton1st
or email us at info@hammonton1st.com
or call/text us at 609-517-6324.


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Save the Date:
November 5, 2019

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PO Box 112 Hammonton, NJ 08037