A soldier, a teacher and a former blogger tied for first place in Galloway Township Person of the Year voting among Patch readers.
Joe Mille, David Evans and Harry Scheeler each received three votes in voting conducted last week. Former clerk Lisa Tilton and members of the Galloway Township Police Department each received two votes, and Dave Jones received one.
Mille was a soldier in Afghanistan who lost part of his leg last January while attempting to help one of his fellow soldiers. He set off an IED, and returned home to receive treatment. He now has a prosthetic leg.
Evans is a Galloway Township teacher who was named Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Atlantic Cape Community College in November.
In his teaching career, Evans has been named New Jersey Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Galloway Township Teacher of the Year and Galloway Township Government Advocate for Education, according to Atlantic Cape.
Scheeler is the former publisher of Galloway Township News who uncovered unethical conduct among township officials, mainly through Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests, beginning in late 2011. According to a recent post on his site, he sold his website, and the identity of the new owner has not yet been disclosed publicly.
Voting was conducted in the comments section of the Person of the Year story publishded on Dec. 26, 2012.