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Alvin Barr, Republican Incumbent for Clark Council

Patch is profiling those running for office this November.

General Information

Name : Alvin Barr
Also known as : Al
Date of birth : 03 November 1937
Place of residence : 42 Malvern Drive, Clark

Military service

Has served in the military: Yes
Rank : Specialist Third Class
Date when discharged from duty : 05 January 1962

Employment Information

Job titles held : Electrician
Employers : I.B.E.W. Local Union #164

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Council-at-Large
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: 07 March 2000
Previous elective offices : Re-Elected 3 times
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA

Other facts

COUNCIL POSITIONS HELD: Union County Community Development Revenue Sharing committee, Public Works Committee, Public Safety Committee, Council Liaison to senior citizens, Council Liaison to fire dept., Insurance Commissioner, Insurance Fund Commissioner (JIF), Chairman of the Communications Committee, Liaison to the Board of Education, Council Vice President, Council President, Chairman Memorial Day Parade Committee, Chairman of the Pool Advisory Board, Council Liaison to the Department of Public Works, Legislative Committee, Traffic Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Public Safety Committee

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Major involvement with the Senior Fitness Center; initiated the GSPops Prescription Drug Plan; sponsored a resolution to Council to have the Assembly and Senate pass The Nursing Quality of Care Improvement Fund Act, (A-3686/S2636) which was voted into law; major involvement with Clark’s website (ourclark.com)

CIVIC POSITIONS/HONORS: Citizen’s Budget Advisory Committee, Vice President – Clark Republican Civic Association, Manager – Clark Pee Wee Baseball League, Manager – Clark Pete LeGanga Basketball League, Manager – Clark Girl’s Softball League, Volunteer – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center  (1968 – 1985) over 9800 Hours of Service, received service award from Beth Israel Kidney Club

PROFESSIONAL: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Retired (1960 – 1998), American Federation of Musicians, Physician Assistant Certification

PERSONAL

Resident of Clark since 1971

Wife Barbara, Children Robin, Leslie Beth, Jeffrey

Member of Temple Beth-O’r/Beth Torah

U.S. Army (1956 – 1962) Honorable discharge

"I happen to be a very sincere person, and I care about the town," Barr, who has been on council since 2000, told Patch. "Since we got in, this town has been doing great things – because of Sal, because of our BA, because of the council. I love Clark, I’m never moving out of Clark, and I'm running again because of the things we’re doing."

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