Christopher Capodice, Sr. was born and raised in Union, NJ. A 1996 graduate of Union High School, Chris went on to William Paterson University and received a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Christopher has spent the last 18 years in the field of education as a former television production teacher, co-station manager of UNIONTV34, and school administrator. In 2015 he served as a Delegate Assembly member representing the state of New Jersey National Education Association. He has also has served as President of the Union Township Education Association, receiving an award in recognition for his Outstanding Service in 2016. He has also served as a Delegate Assembly member of the New Jersey Education Association.
Chris received his Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Walden University in 2012 and holds his Superintendent, Principal, and Supervisor certifications from the State of New Jersey. In February 2016, Chris became Supervisor of Instruction at Bergen County Technical High School in Paramus, which specializes in both academic and vocational studies for students with learning and behavioral disabilities. In 2017 Chris received a certificate in recognition of his Outstanding Commitment to Career and Technical Education by the National Association for Career and Technical Education.
Chris has been a resident of Springfield for over 13 years with his wife Lisa and two children, Madison and Christopher, Jr. Chris has volunteered his time as soccer coach, scout assistant as well as a member of Springfield’s Planning Board, Environmental Commission, and Green Team. In 2014 he created the Springfield, NJ Residents Facebook Forum, where members of the community can share news and discuss local issues, helping to build a strong community that works together to achieve its goals. Since 2016 he has served as a lector and religious education assistant at Saint James Church. In January of 2018 he began his first term as Springfield Township Committeeman. He has served as chair of the Public Safety Committee, Chair Public Works, Chair of Administration Co-Chair of the Finance Committee, and liaison to the Environmental Commission and Flood Mitigation Committee.
He is currently the Mayor, as well as Chair of the Administrative Committee and Co-Chair of Recreation.