David R. Mayer was elected Mayor of Gloucester Township in November of 2009, sworn in on January 2, 2010 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Since taking office, David has worked on improving the Township’s finances and stabilizing taxes. He introduced six budgets which each held the line on the municipal tax rate and implemented many sustainable and green initiatives. He promoted new community policing initiatives and significantly enhanced economic development opportunities, including the recently opened Gloucester Township Premium Outlets – one of the largest economic development projects in the South Jersey region.
David began his public career in 1989 as an aide for Robert E. Andrews, who was Freeholder Director then. He continued working in Andrews’ successful congressional campaign and became Director of the Congressman’s district office. From 1995 to 2004, David served as Chief of Staff to Camden County Clerk, James Beach.
David’s service as an elected official began in May of 2002 when he was elected to the Gloucester Township Council. It was David’s strong opposition to dual office holding that made him resign from the council position and enter the race for State Assembly in the Fourth District in 2003. David was elected to the State Assembly both in 2003 and 2005, where he served on the Assembly Transportation and Education Committees and sponsored many pieces of legislation including the New Jersey Stars Program.
David earned a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers-Camden, a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers-Camden, and a Law Degree from Rutgers School of Law-Camden. He has been teaching courses in political science, public administration and public policy at Camden County College, Rutgers-Camden and Rowan Universities.
David currently serves as Director of Government Affairs for New Jersey American Water. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey and is a member of the Rowan University/ Rutgers Camden Board of Governors.
David and his wife, Michelle, the Surrogate of Camden County, have five children and live in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township.