E. Marie Hayes

Board of Chosen Freeholders
Title: Freeholder
Phone: 609-465-1065
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Director of Tourism & Public Information and Transportation

Freeholder Responsibilities
Board of Elections, Culture and Heritage, Fare Free Transportation, Library, Museum, Park/Zoo, Print Shop, Tax Board and Tourism and Public Information.

Freeholder Liaison
Advisory Commission on the Status of Women, Chamber of Commerce, Culture and Heritage Commission, Jersey Shore Partnership, Library Commission, New Jersey Association of Counties - 2nd Vice President, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Park Advisory Board, Tax Board, Member - ACCC School Board of Estimate, Member - Special Services School Board of Estimate and Member - Technical School Board of Estimate. She is a member of the Impact Club of Cape May County. She was recognized by the Garden State Council, Boy Scouts of America as a Woman of Achievement in 2018 and chosen to be a Woman of Excellence by the National Foundation of Women Legislators.

E. Marie Hayes was sworn-in on February 1, 2013 to fill the unexpired term of M. Susan Sheppard, Esq. on the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Hayes was re-elected in November 2014 to her first three year term and will serve until December 31, 2019.

In late 1970’s, Marie was hired by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office as an Investigator. During the majority of her career, she was assigned to Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Investigations. She rose through the ranks being promoted to Sergeant of Detectives to Lieutenant of Detectives, retiring as Captain of Detectives in 2009. She also served as vice-president of Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) Local #59.

Hayes received her Associate Degree from Atlantic Cape Community College, where until her election to the Freeholder Board in 2013; she was an Adjunct Professor teaching Criminal Investigation. Hayes received a Bachelor Degree in Human Services, with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Thomas Edison State University and is a 1996 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Hayes resides in Ocean City with her husband Lloyd of 37 years. She has two daughters, Megan and Danielle, son-in-law Vince, one son Henry Lloyd. She also has 6 grandchildren.


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