|Couniclman At-Large, Delran Township, New Jersey|
January 3, 2018 – December 31, 2021
|Education||Delran Township High School|
Burlington County College
Tyler Burrell is a student and elected official in the Township of Delran, New Jersey. He serves as one of the youngest elected Councilman in the State of New Jersey.
Tyler was born and raised in Delran New Jersey and graduated from Delran High School in 2014. After high school, he attended Burlington County College and then Rowan University, where he earned a degree in Business Management.
Tyler first served on the Delran Township School’s Technology Committee to develop a three-year plan for the district. He also served on the Delran Recreation Advisory Committee. Tyler was the founding Vice-President of the Delran Education Foundation, a nonprofit raising money for educational initiatives.
The 2016 election, which soon became the most controversial election in Delran history. The race features two slates of candidates, with Mayor Ken Paris, Council President Gary Catrambone and Tyler Burrell against the current Councilwoman Lona Pangia and newcomers Jim Thomas and Lou Vega.. During Tyler first campaign, his age soon became a debated issue among his opponents. In an interview with South Jersey magazine, Tyler said, “Unfortunately, my age has been used against me, especially in the primary. It can make for a challenge, but the simple truth is age has no bearing on commitment. I consider my age to be an asset. I bring a fresh set of eyes and new ideas to the table. As we all know, younger people historically do not participate in the election process on the same level as our parents and grandparents. I hope that my involvement shows them that it is never too early to participate and make a difference.”  Using his age an asset, as he describes, was his selling point and ultimately lead to his victory. Burrell and his running mates later won the primary. Burrell, at the age of 19-years-old, earned the most with 1,290, Catrambone with 1,217, Jim Thomas with 736, and Vega with 721.
Following in the General election, Burrell and his running mates fought Republican mayoral candidate Harry Fox and council candidates Shane Garland and Charles Stahl. Burrell, with 4,131 votes, and his slate won the General election.
“I have never been the type of person to sit back,” adds Burrell of his desire to get involved with politics. “I want answers, I want to know what is going on, I want the right things to be done. I want to be able to help make my community, and world, a better place for not only myself, but my future grandkids.”
- Burlington County Clerk, http://press.co.burlington.nj.us/PRESS/clerk/Election.aspx?op=ELE, "Public Record Electronic Search System"
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