Ed Addresses Issues Important to You
Ed recently sat down with the Civic Association's Frank Houston to discuss the issues facing the Borough of Haddonfield and Ed's specific postion on various topics. The video is presented in its entirety below or please use the Table of Contents to jump to the section that matters most to you.
|1.07 - Ed's introduction||3.00 - What will Haddonfield look like in the future?|
|4.14 - Transparency||7.17 - Utilities|
|9.54 - Curbs and roadways||12.55 - Shade trees|
|16.36 - Bancroft||20.59 - Turf fields|
|24.24 - Work force and pension obligations||27.00 - Shared services|
|29.40 - How do people get on town committees?||31.17 - Partnership for Haddonfield|
|35.02 - What are the time demands of a commissioner?||36.55 - Closing statement|
Ed Borden recently announced that he will be a candidate for Commissioner. “We in Borough government have to remember that we are in the service business and always strive to deliver the bread-and-butter items our taxpayers demand,” said Borden. “Haddonfield deserves Commissioners who embrace creative and innovative approaches to the challenges faced by local government. I believe that I bring that kind of perspective to the job, as well as practical knowledge and valuable experience, including eight years as a Commissioner and Director of Public Safety.”
Borden’s local service includes five years on the Haddonfield Board of Education. He served on the Finance, Curriculum, Technology and Policy Committees, and chaired the latter two. Ed knows how to work with our educational leaders to insure that we maintain the finest school system in the region.
A RECORD OF SERVICE
Borden brings a strong background in business and civic service. He has been a practicing lawyer for over 25 years and is a senior partner with Earp Cohn, P.C., a local law firm. For five years, he served as Camden County Prosecutor, the county’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer. In that position, he had supervisory responsibility for the county’s 37 municipal police departments. “I believe that my experience as a lawyer and prosecutor has been a big plus for our public safety forces. It comes in handy almost daily in my work with our police,” Borden said.
The former federal and state prosecutor said that he is grateful for the opportunity he has been given to serve his community. He pledged that he will continue – as he has during his entire term in town government – to accept no borough health benefits and to contribute 100% of his borough salary to Haddonfield-related non-profits and community organizations.
In 2002, Borden was asked to chair the Camden Diocese Commission for the Protection of Children. The commission’s report was one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching responses to the clergy abuse crisis. In recognition of his work, Borden was awarded the Bishop’s Medal and the St. Thomas More Society Award. He is a member of Christ the King Parish.
Ed’s wife, Barbara, is a special education teacher. Their daughters, Emily and Meg, are both HMHS graduates. Emily graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2011 and Meg is in the nursing program at the University of Scranton.