Councilman Sanders has been elected four times to the Lambertville City Council. A resident since 1999, he has served on a number of City bodies and projects, including the Planning Board, the Environmental Commission, the Committee Against the (PennEast) Pipeline, the Cable Television Advisory Commission, and the Police Consolidation Work Group.

An attorney by training, he has worked on the city’s efforts to contain its insurance costs, obtain funding for flood mitigation projects and stop the PennEast Pipeline’s proposed route along the City’s eastern border. He has also worked with the Friends of the Library to ensure that the Film Series continues to enrich our community with the County’s only movie theater. Councilman Sanders community involvement includes work with the City’s youth as he has been a long-time coach, referee and volunteer in the Lambertville Basketball Association.

After working in Washington, DC for a human rights and foreign policy research organization, Ward served for 15 years in New Jersey State government positions as the head of two state agencies and as Deputy Attorney General. Since 2006, Ward has served as the President of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, where he has received both the Community Health Law Project 2015 “Ann Klein Advocate Award” and the 2016 New Jersey Mental Health and Addiction Agencies’ “Leadership in Health Care Award.” Councilman Sanders is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal and was the student commencement speaker. He is also a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College.