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Glasser, McGuigan, Owen unopposed in Somers Point - Ocean City Sentinel: News

Glasser, McGuigan, Owen unopposed in Somers Point

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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:37 am

SOMERS POINT — There is one contested race for a Ward 1 seat in Somers Point, but three others — two incumbents and one newcomer — are seeking seats unopposed in the Nov. 5 election.

Jack Glasser is seeking his fourth term as mayor.

Glasser, 66, last ran for election in 2015, when he easily defeated his challenger, Genevieve DeVito.

Glasser ran for and won an unexpired term on City Council in 2006. The next year he ran for mayor to replace Dan Reilly in 2007, who was stepping down, and won. He won his second term as mayor in 2011 with 75 percent of the vote and his third term in 2015.

City Council President Sean T. McGuigan likewise is running unopposed, for one of two Ward 1 seats.

McGuigan, 56, moved to Somers Point in 1989 from Upper Darby, Pa., after attending Penn State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He married his wife, Teresa, in 1990 and they have three children.

McGuigan works for Intech Construction, based in Philadelphia, construction manager/estimator, since 2017.

He was first elected to City Council in 2007, then re-elected in 2010, 2013 and 2016.

In Ward 2, Michael Owen appears likely to finally win the seat he has been seeking when he runs unopposed. The seat is vacant because incumbent Dennis Tapp chose not to seek re-election.

“I have big shoes to fill,” Owen said. “He’s done a lot for the community, gone above and beyond.”

Owen, 52, and his wife of 27 years, Darleen, have two daughters — a senior in college and a junior at Mainland.

He grew up in Linwood, attended Seaview Avenue School and graduated from MRHS in 1986. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Widener University in 1990, he moved to Somers Point in 1992.

Owen works as an environmental engineering technician for MWH Constructors at the federal superfund site known as Price’s Pit in Pleasantville.

He ran unsuccessfully against City Councilman Carl D’Adamo for an at-large seat in 2016.

“I’m coming in fresh with some good ideas and going to shake things up a bit,” Owen said.

Owen said he has a lot of knowledge about the environmental industry that can help the city with sustainability. He said he would like to see green energy used and enhancement of beautification throughout the city.

Owen has served on the city’s recreation board and been involved with the Mainland Marching Band Boosters Club for more than four years, as well as the After-Prom Committee for a couple of years. He also is a member of Lawson’s Pride of Somers Point and Sons of Legion Post 352.

Running unopposed for the Somers Point Board of Education are board president Staci DiMattia Endicott and incumbent Jenna DeCicco. No petitions have been filed for the final seat.

Seeking the seat as Somers Point’s representative on the Mainland Regional High School Board of Education is Matthew Endicott, the husband of the city’s board president.

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