Background: Dennis McCarthy is a
retiree of the United States Air Force Reserve, with 20 years of
service. He has been a Garwood businessman for 34 years and is the owner
of Garwood Auto Parts.
The candidate has attended St.
Anne's Grammar School, Union Catholic Boys High School in Scotch Plains,
Union County College in Cranford and Kessler Air Force Base, where he
studied basic electronics.
Life: Mr. McCarthy has been a resident of Garwood for the past 51
years, is married to his wife, Deborah, and has two children, Bryan and
The candidate has been the mayor of Garwood for three years and was a
member of the Garwood Council for 15 years. He was also a Council President,
Police Commissioner, Fire Commissioner, Public Works Commissioner, a member
of the Finance Committee, the Senior Citizens Committee, the Ecology
Committee, the Laws and Licenses Committee, the Buildings and Grounds
Committee, the Library Board of Trustees, the Board of Health, the
Transportation Advisory Board Committee, Solid Waste Advisory Council
Committee, Industrial/Commercial Committee, Garwood Municipal Alliance
Committee, Planning Board and Local Assistance Board, and the Garwood
Chamber of Commerce.