UNION COUNTY — Freeholder Deborah Scanlon, a resident of Union Township, was honored by her colleagues on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders during her last meeting as a freeholder this month. Scanlon, a five-term freeholder whose retirement is effective at the end of this year, distinguished her career by serving as a steady advocate for women, children, and families in need.
A two-time survivor of cancer, she championed cancer-prevention programs including mammography awareness for young and underprivileged women. She served as a liaison to Runnells Hospital, and worked to expand one of the county’s most popular family services, the Union County Child Safety Seat program, which has provided more than 50,000 inspections.
l. to r. Freeholder Christopher Hudak, Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter, Freeholders Angel G. Estrada, Vernell Wright, Deborah P. Scanlon, Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella, Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski, Mohamed S. Jalloh and Daniel P. Sullivan. (Photo courtesy of Union County)
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