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Leonard C. Desiderio
Freeholder Vice-Director
(Term Expires 12/31/15)
       Phone: (609) 465-1065
Fax: (609) 465-6189
E-Mail: desiderio@co.cape-may.nj.us

Freeholder Vice-Director

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Director of Public Safety

Freeholder Responsibilities:

Animal Shelter, Consumer Affairs/Weights & Measures, Fire Marshal,
Human Resources, Medical Examiner, Prosecutor, Public Safety Training Center and Sheriff's Department/Correctional Center

Freeholder Liaison:

Emergency Medical Care Council, Firemen's Association, 
Insurance Fund Commissioner, Public Safety Training, Cape-Atlantic Legal Services, Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Volunteer Fire Companies and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization


Leonard C. Desiderio, mayor of Sea Isle City since 1993, was elected freeholder in 2002.

Desiderio is a member of the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, Sea Isle City Planning Board, Sea Isle City Ambulance Corps, Elks Lodge BPOE 1290, Southern New Jersey Freeholders’ Association, New Jersey Association of Counties and past president and current member of the Cape May County League of Municipalities.  Desiderio is a member and current Chairman of the South Jersey Economic Development District.  Freeholder Desiderio was recognized by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors as Freeholder of the year 2004.
Desiderio’s community involvement includes sponsoring both the St. Patrick’s Day and Columbus Day Parades in Sea Isle City as well as sponsoring numerous charitable events and playing Santa Claus for needy children in the county since 1997.

Desiderio received his B.A. degree in Social Sciences and History from Thomas Edison College.   A native of Nutley, New Jersey, Desiderio became a full-time resident of Sea Isle City in 1983 and is president of Sea Isle Inn, Inc., a family owned and operated business. Desiderio is married to wife Carmela and they have one daughter, Carmela.

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