And he has our complete and unequivocal endorsement!
VOTE GAUDIO 11/2!
Bio: Nicholas J. Gaudio, Jr.
Nicholas (Nick) is a 30 year Cherry Hill resident, having grown up in the Kingston neighborhood from age 5-25, during which time he attended Kingston Elementary School, Carusi Middle School, and Cherry Hill High School West (1999) and Villanova University (2003). With his wife, Christina, deceased in 2019, he had lived in Merchantville and Reston, Virginia from 2005-2011, ultimately moving to the Olde Springs Crossing neighborhood of Cherry Hill in 2011. Their move back to Cherry Hill was influenced by Cherry Hill’s strong public education system and diverse community for their older daughter, Sophia (now 11, Rosa International Middle School), and future daughter, Lucille (now 8, Thomas Paine Elementary School).
As a sociable, widowed single parent, Nick prides himself on his informal open door policy to all friends, neighbors, and their children, and the casual nature of being on a first name basis with all. For years, family and friends have tried to convince Nick to get involved in politics because of his friendly demeanor, ability to disagree fearlessly but respectfully, and ability to validate his opinions with logic and facts. At a time while all of our children are experiencing a reduction in their own personal freedom, Nick has decided that he needed to advocate for our children. Nick is a lifelong believer in all personal liberties and freedoms, and does not support the notion that any citizens should be subjects to federal, state, or local governments, including restrictions on their rights to receive their education without limiting their ability to breathe freely.
Nick grew up in a public school household. His father, Nick Sr., well known around town for his archival videography, was a 30+ year elementary educator for the School District of Philadelphia. His mother, Lauren, known around town for her excellent Italian-American cooking, was an active member of the PTA throughout his childhood. His upbringing influenced Nick to take an active role in his children’s schooling, attending and/or chaperoning all of their school events, field trips, parties, and meetings. He has a warm and close relationship with all faculty, staff, and administration at their elementary school.
Nick has over 20 years of experience as a systems/security engineer in the defense industry. He received his BS and MS in Computer Engineering from Villanova University in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He is the Vice President of the Association of Scientists and Professional Engineering Personnel (ASPEP) and is also a board member for his condominium association in Wildwood, NJ. In his free time, Nick enjoys spending his summers with his family at Cherry Valley Swim Club and on the beach in Wildwood. Nick also enjoys playing guitar, exercising, cooking spicy food, and making coffee with his French press and manual grinder. Nick is his daughters’ biggest cheerleader during swim meets and he enjoys helping coach their softball teams.