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; Three children, Ian, Sasha, and Austin and six grandchildren.
Union County Division of Social Services (1972 - 2015), including:
Assistant Administrative Supervisor of Social Work, overseeing the Work First New Jersey program (2007 - 2015);
Social Work Supervisor and LIHEAP Coordinator, (1987 - 2007).
Founder and current Board Member At-Large, New Jersey SHARES
Member, Anti-Povery Network of New Jersey (APN)
Member, National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC)
Member, Weavers Way Co-op
Member, Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks
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.
Candidate, Philadelphia Democratic Committee Person for upcoming Primary Election, May 15, 2018, Ward 22 Division 03
Volunteer, Bernie Sanders for President, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
Listowner of the S1068 Mailing List; first online lobbying effort in the state of New Jersey resulting in the passage of legislation requiring all NJ Legislature legislation to be posted on the Internet, 1994-1996.
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)