Lambertville, NJ 08530
Andrew Nowick was brought up in Western Massachusetts and lived a varied, meandering life until he met Paul Scoggins in 1998. They fell in love and settled in NYC, where Andrew finally earned his BA (summa cum laude) in English from Hunter College. They adopted two baby boys before moving to West Amwell in 2004. In 2007, they added a third baby boy to the family, and in 2011 moved to their present house on North Union Street in Lambertville. Like residents of any community, Andrew and Paul have sought to add as much value as they themselves were offered. Andrew has served on local boards and committees and chipped in whenever and wherever he could. The profound stability of his family life, coupled with a deep appreciation for the people of Lambertville inspired him to run a successful campaign for Mayor. When not mayoring, he likes to hang out with his family, go for long walks with his dog Archer, and fall asleep while reading.
Steve Stegman has deep roots in Lambertville. An avid collector of pop culture items and classic toys, he opened his first store, Boomerbilia, in town in 1986. It later became the largest collectible emporium in the northeast, known as the 5 & Dime. During these years, Steve used his skills to enhance the economic vitality of the City while preserving its rich history and the quality of life. Formerly a city councilman for 17 years, Steve has been involved with a list of projects to enhance Lambertville life: the traffic calming project; a bike and pedestrian safety program; streetscape improvement project; decorative sidewalk trash & recycling receptacles and improved lighting; the creation of the City Square public space at the corner of Bridge and South Union Streets.; the adaptive reuse and preservation of many buildings including such Historic Landmarks as the A.H. Holcombe House, now City Hall; the ACME Market, now known as the Phillip L. Pittore Justice Center: and the Lilly Mansion, home of the Lambertville Free Public Library. Steve joined the Lambertville Chamber of Commerce in 1990 and chaired the Chamber's Annual Shad Festival. Under his seventeen-year direction, the all-volunteer festival was awarded Best Event three times by the New Jersey Office of Travel & Tourism. During that period, the Shad Festival Poster Auction raised over $300,000 for art scholarships to local high school students. Steve lives on Studdiford Street with his partner of many years, Paul, and their Miniature Schnauzer Garbo, who knows more people in Lambertville than Steve and Paul combined.
Benedetta has lived in Lambertville for over 35 years with her husband, Russ Lambert a 13th generation member of the Lambert family, and their son, Russell Jr.
Benedetta spent 40+ years as an IT professional, working primarily in the banking and healthcare sectors as a Project Manager and Business Systems Analyst. As a result of her experience, she possesses significant business acumen in a number of finance-related business areas, including: Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Capital Project Management, Supply Chain and Financial/Systems Audit. Benedetta has also managed departmental IT Contracts and project budgets. From this experience, she possesses the strong analytical and critical thinking skills needed to make the fact- and data-based recommendations for sound business solutions.
Benedetta has also maintained a strong community presence, serving as a former Board member at Fisherman’s Mark, a social services agency based in Lambertville. She has also held multiple Board and Officer positions with The Kalmia Club, a women’s organization noted for their community-based outreach and scholarships. For the past 30+ years, Benedetta has also had considerable experience with various State and County agencies serving special needs individuals in Hunterdon and Mercer Counties.
Karen has more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Richard J. Codey and Governor James E. McGreevey from December 2002 until January 2006. Karen also served as Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, where she had originally launched her professional career. Karen is now a partner in CLB Partners, a government affairs consulting firm located in Trenton.
Karen has engaged in public service for several years with tremendous distinction. Her career includes appointments the NJ Building Authority, State Planning Commission, Garden State Preservation Trust, and NJ Real Estate Commission. She served in New Jersey Superior Court as a court-appointed master in several Mt. Laurel affordable housing cases. Karen served on Governor Murphy’s Transition Team in the area of Energy and the Environment.
A licensed professional planner, Karen is a graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University and received her Master of City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University.
Karen is a life-long New Jersey resident and has resided in Lambertville since 1988. She is a volunteer at Delaware Valley Food Pantry and served on the South Hunterdon Regional School Board. Her best job is being mom to her sons Alex and Matthew, they live on York Street with their boxer Petey.
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