Steve Maness is a resident of
Parlin, in Middlesex County, NJ and has been for 35 years. He
attended and graduated from Stockton College with a BS in Environmental
Health, and a concentration in Safety Engineering, Industrial
Hygiene and Toxicology.
Steve has been a candidate for the local Board of Education in
1995, and was a Conservative Party (I) candidate for Middlesex
County Freeholder (County Executive) in Nov. 1998, earning over
4,000 votes! He currently serves as the Middlesex County Chair
- New Jersey Conservative Party, the Middlesex County, N.J.
Tea Party and was the 1st Chairman of the Christian Coalition
of Middlesex County.
Steve and his wife, Debbie, have two adult children and reside
in Parlin. They attend and are members of an evangelical church
in central New Jersey.
Additionally, he regularly contributes letters and articles to
area newspapers regarding ethical government, party inclusiveness,
educational policy, political mismanagement and abuse. He has
appeared as a guest and commentator on WCTC and WMGQ radio stations,
as well as WABC - TV, WPIX11 and Inside Edition.
As an ordained minister for 15 years, Steve has served as Chaplain
for the Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Department in Old Bridge,
NJ for 11 years. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Counseling with his
doctoral dissertation having a dual thesis. He was also awarded
a D.D. form St. James Seminary. Currently he serves as a Pastoral
Care associate at a regional Hospice.
Steve was a finalist selected by Sen. Bill Frist, Sen. Tom Daschle,
Cong. Dick Gephardt and Cong. Dennis Hastert as a candidate for
a seat on the United States Commission on International Religious
Conservative Party USA