Dedicated to our Community

Serving ALL the Residents of Woolwich Township


Stabilize Taxes

Our township is primarily residential, but ratables bring taxes under control. We believe in SMART growth within designated commercial corridors that balance residential development.


Communicate Effectively

Woolwich Township Committee should strive to provide residents with timely and helpful information regarding our municipality.


Ensure Safety

Our background and experience provide a framework that ensures the community has the resources to be a safe and secure place to live, work, attend school, and thrive.


Secure Partnerships

Open communication is critical to establishing and maintaining relationships with key community partners while advocating for the best interests of Woolwich.


Cultivate Community

Our township should be a source of pride for all residents, with well-maintained facilities and many options for dining, recreation, and enjoyment.


With plenty more work to do...

Natalie is not just an exceptional community leader and volunteer but someone who truly goes above and beyond to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Her dedication to serving the residents of Woolwich Township is genuinely commendable.

In 2019, Natalie was elected to the Woolwich Township Committee and served as Deputy Mayor. During her time in office, she made it a priority to enhance communication with the residents. Natalie went the extra mile by producing monthly video updates, ensuring the community was well-informed about the township's developments and initiatives.

Natalie secured crucial funding for essential projects, including the much-needed Route 322 sewer line and developing the High Hill Road multi-use trail. These achievements have significantly enhanced the township's infrastructure and overall livability.

During the challenging times of the pandemic, Natalie took the lead in spearheading various resident outreach programs, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to the community's well-being. Notably, Natalie created a dedicated website where residents could easily access and share essential resources, fostering unity and support.

Natalie's passion for her family and community shines through in everything she does. Her tireless advocacy efforts have made a tangible difference in improving the quality of life for residents. She consistently champions policies prioritizing families' well-being, fostering local businesses' growth, and protecting the environment. Through her active stakeholder engagement and strong relationships with other elected officials and community leaders, Natalie has brought positive change within Woolwich Township.

Natalie's dedication to public service extends beyond the boundaries of her local community. She takes great pride in representing Woolwich Township at regional and state conferences, where she passionately advocates for the township's interests and fosters collaboration with neighboring municipalities. Natalie is not just an exceptional community leader and volunteer but someone who consistently goes above and beyond to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Her dedication to serving the residents of Woolwich Township is commendable.

As we approach the upcoming election, I encourage you to consider Natalie's track record and ongoing commitment to our community. With her leadership, unwavering dedication, and passion for making a difference, Natalie is the candidate who will continue to drive progress and bring positive change to Woolwich Township. Your vote for Natalie's re-election is a vote for a brighter future for our community. Let's support Natalie and ensure that Woolwich Township remains a beautiful place to live, work, and raise a family.
Francis McGovern is a lifelong public servant – veteran, law enforcement officer, teacher, volunteer, and coach.

Fran served his country. At 17, he committed to serving in the United States Air Force. From 1995 through 2000, Fran served as a USAF’s Security Forces member, proudly representing our country in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Shortly after his honorable active-duty service concluded, our nation was struck by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Fran returned to active duty to support our forces during those difficult times.

Fran served the State of New Jersey. He served with one of the finest law enforcement organizations in the country as a member of the New Jersey State Police, graduating from the NJSP Academy in April 2001. In 2021, Fran retired from the NJSP as a Captain responsible for developing policy, leading investigators, and guiding the State’s response to complex public safety concerns, such as violent gun crime and the public health epidemic involving opioids and substance use disorder.

Fran is a teacher. He has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University and Rowan College of South Jersey, teaching classes within the criminal justice and political science programs. He uses this opportunity to guide and mentor the next generation of young men and women pursuing a profession in criminal justice.

Fran serves the community of Woolwich. The McGovern family is actively involved and invested in the success of Woolwich. Fran has been married to his wife Tamara for 20 years and is the proud father of two children: Liam (Age 12) and Emma (Age 10). Fran is an avid volunteer, especially related to youth sports. He has volunteered as an Assistant and Head Coach for the Swedesboro-Woolwich Little League and has coached and supported youth basketball and the local swim team – “Peachwood Pirates.” “Coach” is the title that gives Fran the most pride. He believes coaching and mentoring our community’s young athletes is a privilege and is committed to supporting our youth athletic programs.

Fran earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University-Camden and a master’s in public administration (MPA) from the University of Pennsylvania. Fran has continued his education with doctoral studies in Public Affairs from Rutgers University-Camden, focusing on public policy and advanced statistics.

As we approach the upcoming election, I encourage you to consider Fran's track record and ongoing commitment to our country and community.  Fran is committed to using his experience and dedication to service to be a trusted voice in our community. He believes the cornerstone of public service is transparency and open communication. Your vote for Fran is a vote for open and honest dialogue between community members and elected officials to voice their concerns is critical to preserving the character and charm of the community. 

  • Woolwich Township, NJ, USA
  • PO Box 244 Swedesboro, NJ 08085