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George Youngkin has called Burlington County home for over 50 years. He grew up in Willingboro, graduated from John F Kennedy High School in 1974, and at 17 years old he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. The values he developed while serving during turbulent times, knowing what is important and what isn’t, working together, getting results, are who he is today.

After 4 years of military service George started with PSE&G and worked 38 years as a Union pipe fitter, Local #855. He managed and worked in the construction of natural gas facilities, provided adjunct training, instructing others on leak detection and safety for several years. During that time George started night school and earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Rutgers University. He wrapped up his career on the gas leak detection team. He retired in 2017.

George has lived in several communities within the County, and finally settled in Medford where he raised his two children, Marlee, and Michael who both graduated from Lenape Regional High School. George currently lives with his wife Nancy, and her two children.

His community volunteerism is extensive and includes 16 years on the Medford Twp zoning board. For 12 of those years he was reappointed as Chairman, praised by Council and residents for running meetings in a non-partisan, professional manner. He was active in the water development task force, promoting the efficient use of water in Medford, and the business development committee, looking for ways to improve the environment for small business owners.

George was appointed to the Robert Leathers planning team, to help with a massive playground project in Medford that took two years to complete. Leathers is a well known company that helps communities plan and build playgrounds, and coordinate an all volunteer effort. George served as a Chair to spearhead the effort to collect donated building materials, and was the site Foreman for the week long build, supervising all construction activities.

His children had a big influence on where he dedicated his time. Marlee steered him to Girls’ Softball, where he coached a travel team for several years. Now grown women, his former players remember the time he took to help them hone their skills, play as a team, and have fun doing it. He was also part of the Medford Youth Athletic Association, in charge of grounds and maintenance. His son Michael found his place in Scouting, which led to George’s favorite volunteer effort. George has been an active member since 1999, and long after his son became an Eagle Scout George stayed with the Troop moving from Assistant to Scoutmaster in 2008. More than 50 Scouts have attained the rank of Eagle during his tenure, a source of pride for everyone involved with the Troop.

George has served as the Democratic Committee Chairman of Medford for the past 4 years.

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