The North Brunswick Township Council is composed of six Council Members elected at large. Council terms of office are three years and two Council seats are up for election each year. The primary responsibilities of the Council are to serve as the legislative body of the township, approve the annual budget presented by the Mayor, approve payment of bills and serve as liaisons to several Boards and Committees.
Council President Carlo Socio was elected to the Township Council in 2000. He has served as Council President and Vice President, as well as Council liaison to the Planning Board and the Media Advisory Board, and is currently the council representative to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
He is a project supervisor for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and is also a member of the Middlesex County Transportation Planning Board.
Council President Socio has volunteered as the director for Tee Ball and Rookie Softball for the North Brunswick Baseball & Softball Association, a travel soccer coach, a recreation soccer coach, a baseball and softball coach, a class parent at Judd Elementary School and an assistant coach for the North Brunswick Recreation Wrestling Program.
Term Expires: 12/31/2021
Councilman Bob Davis is in his sixth term, serving on the Governing Body since 2002. He has served as Council President for three years and Vice-President for one.
He was instrumental in initiating the Township Transit Village and street naming in honor of North Brunswick veterans. Davis was a member of the Planning Board for over 10 years and serves as Council Liaison to the September 11th Committee. He is also a member of the Adams Athletic and Social Club.
Public Safety, Taxes and Veterans Affairs are Council President Davis’ top priorities.
He has been a North Brunswick resident for 40 years. He was married to the late Linda Davis for 42 years. Linda was a retired Township elementary teacher.
Davis has two sons, 2 daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. He served in the United States Army Reserves, 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Term Expires: 12/31/2023
Councilman Ralph Andrews has been a North Brunswick resident for 37 years. He was married to the late Marguerite Andrews and they have two children, Jill and Nicholas.
He is serving his fifth 3 year term on the council which expires 12/31/22. He currently serves as the Council Liaison to the North Brunswick Township Planning Board and the Media Advisory committee.
Councilman Andrews is the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations for The BP Group, Queens, NY. He has 40+ years’ experience in building construction, finance, purchasing, design, project management, planning and scheduling.
“Our residents entrust us to look out for their interests, I thank them for giving me the honor and opportunity to serve them.”
Term Expires: 12/31/2022
Councilwoman Amanda Guadagnino has lived in North Brunswick her entire life. She graduated from Judd School, Linwood and NBTHS then earned a BS from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in Business Management. She has operations and management experience in the golf, food service, and healthcare industries.
She is married to Patrick Guadagnino and has a daughter Samantha who will be attending the NEW North Brunswick Township Middle School in September, and a son Joseph who will begin Linwood Middle School. Both kids are involved in North Brunswick’s Travel Soccer program and they swim competitively year-round with RVY’s Riptide National Swim Team.
Amanda is currently a medical office manager for Behavioral Health offices and Judd School’s PTO Treasurer and past President. She was also the Director of Membership at Brookside Swim Club and spent two years on the North Brunswick Township Board of Education.
2021 marks Amanda’s 5th year on the Town Council and will continue to make North Brunswick the greatest town to live in.
Term Expires: 12/31/2022
Dr. William Lopez has lived in North Brunswick for the past 11 years with his wife, Cari Lopez, Instructional Dean at Parsons Elementary School, and his two daughters. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Lopez is the first Latino American elected to the North Brunswick Township Council. Dr. Lopez is the son of Salvadoran Immigrants who came to the United States forty years ago. He grew up in Roselle, New Jersey along with his two siblings who are now both attorneys.
Term Expires 12/31/2021
Councilwoman Claribel Cortes is a proud resident of North Brunswick, dedicated to cultivating relationships within the community and strengthening partnerships. She is a media executive and community leader with more than 20+ years of experience in the digital media and broadcast space, having had leading roles with major new organizations such as ABC News, Fox News, and the Associated Press.
Driven by service, Claribel has been part of numerous community efforts including serving on the School Board for 3 years. She is the Vice-Chair of New Jersey’s Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where she serves as an advocate for over 119,000 small businesses throughout the state. Her commitment to health and education led her to become a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run as well as fundraising for organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Team for Kids, and Camp Shriver. Fluent in both English and Spanish she strives to be a dedicated public servant and is honored to stand with the residents of North Brunswick.
Term Expires 12/31/2023