Mayor Chris Weber is a 14 year resident of Springfield with his wife Vanggie and their three children Joshua, Christopher and Ashley. After graduating with his A.S. in Criminal Justice, Chris went to work for the Newark Police Department. He was a police officer and detective and assigned to some of the most esteemed squads in the country, NITRO, The A.T.T.F., and the South District Narcotics Unit. He spent 6 years as the Detective Supervisor for the School Safety Task Force where he was responsible for the safety of approximately 25,000 children a day to and from school. Chris was an elected official to the Newark Fraternal Order of Police Union and served as a Trustee and board member. After an accomplished career in law enforcement he transitioned to the world of real estate. He works at Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct here in Springfield. He is part of a Realtor team that he has formed with his wife Vanggie.Chris’ three children are, or have been, actively involved in different sports and activities throughout Springfield. Chris is a Rutgers certified coach for the town and has coached both travel and rec girls softball.
Chris currently serves as Township Chair of the Public Safety Committee and Co-Chair of the Department of Public Affairs. He is also the Township Committee Liaison to the Springfield Business Improvement District.
Deputy Mayor Alex Keiser is a lifelong Springfield resident. He is currently the youngest elected official in Union County, elected to his first term on the Springfield Township Committee on November 6, 2018. Alex currently works for the New Jersey State Legislature where he serves as Chief of Staff to Assemblyman John F. McKeon. He previously worked on Congressman Frank Pallone’s Senate campaign and interned for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU). Prior to being elected to the Township Committee, Alex served as Chairman of the Springfield Rent Leveling Board.
Alex currently serves as Township Chair of the Revenue and Finance Committee and Co-Chair of the Administration Committee. He also serves as a representative on the Union County Solid Waste Advisory Commission and Township Committee liaison to the Board of Health.