Mayor Tim Dooley has been a resident of Hampton Township since 1964 and then became a proud property owner in 1979. Tim has served the Hampton Township Community in various capacities since the 1990s.
Tim is a past member of the McKeown Board of Education. During his term on the McKeown Board of Education, he served three of the years as the School Board President. Furthermore, Tim has been an active member of the Hampton Township Planning Board for more than 25 years. Additionally, Tim has served as a liaison to various Township Committees and Boards. Tim has served as an elected official for 22 years on the Hampton Township Committee with the last 2 years as the Township Mayor.
Tim has participated in and supported several local charities over the years and has been happy to call Hampton Township home along with his wife, Linda, for over 42 years.
Committeeman David Hansen has been a resident of Hampton Township since 1984, purchasing farm land to develop a horse farm for he and his wife Karen. Dave his been a Committeeman since 1988. Prior to his being a member of the Committee, in 1986, Dave was the municipality’s first Recycling Coordinator, a position occupied by his wife since being elected as a Committeeman in 1988. He was a member of the Planning Board for over 12 years.
Dave is employed as a Professional Engineer in a municipality in Morris County. He has had vast experience in Public Works, municipal infrastructure and construction and Capital Planning. He also maintains his CPWM (Certified Public Work Manager) certification. Dave has volunteered his engineering and planning expertise in several projects over the years; those being the design and construction of the salt shed at the DPW complex, design and planning for the DPW generator that runs the DPW building and Town Hall in the event of a power failure. He was also instrumental in the design and construction of the two firehouses on Halsey Road and Crandon Lakes. Dave is a founding member of the Hampton Township Fire and Rescue Department and was President and currently holds the position of Executive Secretary since 2005.
Dave has seen the growth that has occurred over the past 38 years he has lived in Hampton Township and strives to maintain a balance between commercial growth and residential and agricultural land. His move to Hampton Township was made due to the rural nature of the Township yet in close proximity to stores and services. Dave is happy to call Hampton Township home and its motto “the Heartland of Sussex County”.
Phil Yetter has been a long-time resident of Hampton Township where he has raised both his son and daughter. Phil spends a great deal of time with his children and grandchildren and tries to teach them some of the ''farm" ways, which have been a big part of three generations of the Yetter family.
Phil has been a farmer all of his life. It is because of his profession that he believes he can connect with the taxpayers of Hampton Township. Over the years, there have been many changes to our townships landscape. We have gone from a small and very rural township to a municipality that boasts a mix of commercial, farmland, residential homes, and recreational properties. Phil is one of three generations of farmers and government officials. Both his father and grandfather were members of the Township Committee. The land and government are a part of his life.
Phil has served as an elected official in Hampton Township for several decades. During his time as an elected official, he also served on several township boards and is also a life member of the Hampton Township Fire and Rescue Department.
Phil Yetter was the former Mayor for over 30 years and tries maintain a relationship with the Township Committee that supports the Township’s goals and helps to maintain a workable and well-managed municipality. Phil Yetter is proud to call Hampton Township his home.
My experience in government reaches far beyond my 29 years serving as the Township’s Administrator. Prior to moving back to New Jersey in 1988, I was the Business and Finance Manager for Creative Learning Systems, a residential treatment center for adolescent boys adjudicated by the Arizona juvenile court system. I was responsible for all financial aspects of their operation and became familiar with how to navigate the complexities of a government organization.
As the Hampton Township Administrator I attended countless Township Committee meetings and hundreds of other meetings associated with my position, including Open Space and Farmland Preservation, Recreation, Zoning Board, Planning Board Master Plan, and County and State training and planning sessions. I am also a Founding and Life Member of Hampton Township’s Fire and Rescue.
I was appointed to serve an unexpired term on the Township Committee in 2019 and then elected in 2020 to serve an additional three-year term. I am proud of serving with our Township Committee who all share my love of our community and what it has to offer all of our residents and businesses. I will continue to work with the Committee to maintain the balance of commercial, residential, and open space that impacts our taxes.
Ed has been a resident of Hampton for 27 years, running his business and starting his farm here as well. He has raised his 2 sons, Ryan 22 and Nick 18 and shares his home with his Fiancé Melissa and her three children. He has spent many years serving our community as a coach for soccer, baseball and basketball, and has volunteered his time helping the schools and town with various projects.
When asked why Ed wanted to run for Township Committee, he said: “I’m always ready to help my neighbors and community. I love Hampton. I want to put my time and skills in getting what this community wants. I want them to have a voice…”