Michael Ross Swayze
Resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
formerly of Montclair, New Jersey,
1980-2015; raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Marital Status: Married to Shelby Grifo Swayze; with three children, Ian, Sasha, and Austin and six grandchildren.
Union County Division of Social Services (1972 - 2015). Currently retired after 43 years of service.
Assistant Administrative Supervisor of Social Work, overseeing the Work First New Jersey program (2007 - 2015);
Social Work Supervisor and LIHEAP Coordinator, (1987 - 2007).
New Jersey SHARES Board Member At-Large
Member, Anti-Povery Network of New Jersey (APN)
Member, National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC)
Member, Weavers Way Co-op
Founder and Former Chairperson, New Jersey Low Income Energy Network
Former Member, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Weatherization Assistance Program's Policy Advisory Council, 1993-1995
Employee of the Month, County of Union (NJ), June, 2001
Energy Vanguard Award, New Jersey Community Action Association, October, 1998.
National Fuel Funds Network's Sister Patricia Kelly Achievement Award, June, 1998.
Program Achievement Award, National Association of Counties for Union County's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, 1990.
Listowner of the S1068 Mailing List; first successful online lobbying effort in New Jersey
resulting in the passage of legislation to post all pending legislation on the Internet, 1994-1996.
Volunteer, Bernie Sanders for President, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
Montclair Publicity Chairman, John Anderson For President Committee, 1980
Chairman, October 15th Vietnam Moratorium Committee, Essex County College, 1969
Chairman, Union County Youth For Dumont, Republican candidate for Governor, 1965
Union County Teen Age Republicans (1962-1967)