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DEPARTMENTS

Mayor and Council

 

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MAYOR   
Irwin Edelson
DEPUTY MAYOR   
Linda Bobo
COUNCIL MEMBERS
Kareem Pritchett
Stephen Steglik
Kurt Folcher
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Kurt Folcher
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Kurt Folcher is a political outsider, coach and dedicated volunteer
with over a decade of experience in finance and business. His career
as a Vice President of Investments and Retirements Services provides
him with the experience necessary to plan a sound and responsible
financial future for Mount Laurel.
He’s a long-time lacrosse, baseball and basketball coach, former
member of the zoning board and library board. He currently serves as
the Mayor representative on the Mount Laurel Planning Board. He’s in
Regional Networking Groups to attract new businesses and the jobs
they create for our community.
Kurt and his wife Carol have lived in Mount Laurel for 20 years. A
proud father of two, Kurt volunteers as the legislative liaison for his
son and daughter’s school. He is a Gettysburg College graduate
with a BA in Human Resource Management

Linda Bobo
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Linda Bobo has lived in Burlington County for 26 years. Linda is the
Director of Program Development and Instruction for Rowan College
at Burlington County in the Workforce Development Institute Division.
Prior to joining Rowan College at Burlington County, Linda was a
small business owner and founder of Kinderlanguage, a program to
introduce young children to second languages. She is also the author
of the Kinderlanguage program. As a small business owner in the
Education Services Industry, Linda has a rare blend of business and
educational insight. The company was sold in 2013.
Linda is a Saint Joseph’s University MBA graduate and holds a BS
from Rider University. Linda has also served as an adjunct professor at
Rowan College at Burlington County. Prior to founding Kinderlanguage,
Linda was Assistant Vice President for a Public Affairs Software and
Consulting Company. There, she oversaw the software system division
and managed Fortune 500 clients nationally.
Linda was recently featured in the Courier Post Publication Women on the Run for achieving success,
making a difference, juggling work and family and serving as a role model for others.
In addition to her professional life, Linda is involved in many other community activities. Linda has been
serving on the Mount Laurel Governing Body for the last 10 years and has served as Mayor and Deputy
Mayor. Linda was a co-leader of Junior Girl Scout Troop 22353 and volunteers at her children’s schools and
PTO functions. Linda is one of the founding members of the Mount Laurel Green Team and has served on
the Mount Laurel Library Board and Planning Board.
Linda is the Founder of Helping Hands at Springville Elementary School. Helping Hands is a family support
system that provides assistance to local families during difficult times. In 2005, Linda received the Mount
Laurel Community Partner Award from Mount Laurel Schools for founding Helping Hands.

Irwin Edelson
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Irwin Edelson has lived in the Larchmont section of Mount Laurel for 37 years
with his wife Marie. He has two children, ages 35 and 33, with 2 grandchildren
ages 2 and 8 months. Both of his children attended Mount Laurel Schools and
Lenape High School. Irwin is the Branch Manager of a plastic distribution and
fabrication company located in Bensalem, PA. He holds an undergraduate degree
in business and marketing.
Irwin has long been committed to community involvement in Mount Laurel. He
has coached baseball, soccer, and basketball and is a past president of Fleetwood
Athletic Association. Irwin has served on the Mount Laurel Zoning Board for 16
years, the Mount Laurel MUA Board for 12 years, the Mount Laurel Council for the
past 6 years and has been the Master of Ceremoniesof the Mount Laurel Fall
Councilman Irwin Edelson Festival for the past 25 years.

Kareem Pritchett
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In 2003, Kareem Pritchett was hired by the N.J. Juvenile Justice Commission and
started his impeccable career as a Correctional Police Officer. Striving to take
advantage of every opportunity, Kareem has always been determined to become
an invaluable asset to his department and personal endeavors. Kareem takes great
pride in his leadership qualities and professionalism. He remains committed to
serving others in the workplace and the community. In 2011, Kareem was voted
Officer of the Year. A year later he was elected by his peers to represent them in
their union, PBA Local 105. Kareem served two terms as an Executive Vice President
representing the Juvenile Justice Commission and State Parole Officers on the
executive board of PBA Local 105, which is the largest law enforcement local in the
state serving over 6000 members. Later, Kareem took the leap and with support of
his family decided to run for Town Council of Mount Laurel Township representing
the Democratic Party and was elected in November of 2018. Currently, Kareem
serves as a Drill Instructor for the Juvenile Justice Commission Training Academy in Sea Girt, New Jersey

Stephen Steglik 
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Stephen Steglik, 28, is one of our newly elected councilmen in Mount Laurel. His
education background consists of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from
Hofstra University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of
Pennsylvania. Currently Stephen works at the University of Pennsylvania's School
of Nursing as their marketing and communications coordinator. This role
specializes in digital marketing, website content creation, and social media
management. When he is not working or volunteering his time, Stephen enjoys
playing his guitar as well as spending time with his niece and nephews.


Mount Laurel Form of Government

The Township of Mount Laurel operates under a Council-Manager Plan E of Chapter 210 of New Jersey Laws of 1950. The Township Council consists of 5 members elected at large with staggered terms. The Council appoints one of its members to serve as Mayor for a term of one year. They also appoint a Deputy Mayor to serve in the absence of the Mayor. The day- to-day operation of the Township is handled by a full time Township Manager, who is the chief executive and administrative officer appointed by the Township Council.


The Code of Mount Laurel Township (Ordinances and Laws) can be obtained below: Click here to view the Mount Laurel Code Book