Chairman Senator Fred Madden
Senator Fred H. Madden Jr., born March 30, 1954, was elected to the Senate in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. He was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Gloucester County Democratic Committee in June of 2010.
Prior to his legislative service, he was a career law enforcement officer. Fred Madden rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the New Jersey State Police and led the force of 4,000 enlisted and civilian employees as Acting State Police Superintendent. He retired in July of 2002 and then served as Chief of Investigators in the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office when he was called by the Governor in October of 2002 to serve as Acting Superintendent. He left the position in February of 2003 to seek a seat in the New Jersey Senate. In the Legislature, Senator Madden has worked to protect children, advocated for benefits for veterans and first responders and fought for property tax relief for seniors.
Senator Madden has lived in Washington Township for three decades. He and his wife, Patti, a registered nurse, have four grandchildren.