Your progressive candidates in legislative district 5

Bill Spearman

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 Assemblyman Bill Spearman has made his career successful through a reputation as a troubleshooter and a problem solver and is known to be able to work within whatever capacity he serves to both define the problem and develop solutions. Bill is a lifelong resident of Camden City where he was born and raised and a former Camden City Councilman. Bill is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Rutgers University where he obtained a degree in Business Management.


While working as a real estate agent and then as an intern at Cooper's Ferry Development Association (CFDA), Bill went on to receive a Masters of Business Administration in Real Estate and Urban Land Studies from Temple University.  After graduation, he became a full-time employee at CFDA, managing development projects including Phase IV Wiggins Waterfront Park Construction, Building 17 improvements (Victor Lofts) , and the Riversharks Stadium Construction Project. As the Project Manager for the CFDA, Assemblyman Spearman worked for 11 years to oversee and manage the development of infrastructure and projects After the CFDA, he served the City of Camden in a variety of positions ranging from Camden Redevelopment Agency, Director of Real Estate to Camden to Camden City Director of Economic and industrial Development. He continued his service to the City by serving on the Camden City Council for six years.


Bill served as both the Compliance Officer and the Ethics Liaison Officer for the South Jersey Transportation Authority, ensuring the authority complies with Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. He served on the Board of the Camden County Improvement Authority.  Additionally, Bill served his local community through the Camden Redevelopment Agency, is the Secretary of the Marching Panthers Boosters, and as a Steward for the Macedonia AME Church.

Bill Moen

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Bill Moen is a candidate for the General Assembly in New Jersey's 5th Legislative District, running to give back to communities in Camden and Gloucester Counties that have had such an positive impact on his life. 


Bill served as an elected member of the Camden County Board of Freeholders, serving the over-500,000 residents of the county. He was first elected in November 2015 as one of the youngest freeholders in the State of New Jersey, and was re-elected in November 2018. On March 22, 2019, he resigned from the Freeholder Board to focus on his candidacy for the state legislature.


During his tenure on the Freeholder Board, Bill dedicated his time to modernizing county government and tackling issues of importance to the community, such as student loan relief. A strong advocate for Camden County veterans, Bill has worked to expand care to our veterans while finding innovative ways to honor their service to our country, including: 

· Revamping the Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh and installing digital grave locator kiosks to make it easier for families to find and learn about their loved ones

· Establishing a partnership with the Library of Congress to make Camden County one of only two county governments to preserve the stories and memory of local veterans for generations to come

· Implementing the Camden County Purple Heart Parking Space program

· Creating the Camden County Gold Star Parent ID Card program

· Forming the committee tasked with celebrating the county’s 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War


Bill is currently employed by the United States Senate, providing outreach to the state’s southern counties and managing an office in Camden City. He previously served as a legislative aide in New Jersey’s Fifth Legislative District, where he helped draft state policy, including New Jersey’s first bill to bring social-impact bonds to the state and legislation requiring social media education as part of the public school curriculum, to caution students on the risks and permanence of social media activity. 


A fifth generation Irish-American and lifelong resident of Camden County – who was raised in Runnemede – Bill understands the importance of service to the community. The grandson of two World War II veterans and the son of a Vietnam veteran, Moen is a member of the Runnemede VFW Post #3324 Auxiliary, an organization of relatives of veterans of war. He spent years volunteering as a little league baseball coach with the North Camden Little League, and serves as a board member of the Rowan University Alumni Association. 


For his service to the community, Bill was awarded the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Volunteer Center of South Jersey, recognized as one of the South Jersey Biz Magazine’s 2016 “20 Under 40” in 2016, and honored as one of the SNJ Business People Magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2018. In 2019, Bill was selected to serve as the Grand Marshal of the 4th Annual Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade.


A first generation college graduate, Bill earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels School of Government and a bachelors degree in Political Science from Rowan University.


Today, Bill resides in the City of Camden, where generations of his family were born and raised.