Herb and Pat Davis were recently honored as the 2013 Galloway Township Republicans of the Year. When the couple moved to Galloway in 1988, they had no idea the impact they would have on the future of the Galloway Township Republican League (GTRL). Herb was born in Atlantic City, grew up in Pleasantville and Northfield, and graduated from Mainland Regional High School. Pat, born in Upper Darby, Pa., relocated to Northfield in 1965 and graduated from Holy Spirit High School.

As a member of the 177th Tactical Fighter Interceptor Group, Herb saw active duty after the capture of the USS Pueblo off the Korean Coast and served two years in Vietnam before completing his studies at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology.

On the home front, Pat was employed by Lenox China in the Executive Giftware Department when she and Herb married in 1971.

After the birth of their first son, Keith, followed by their second son, Kevin, Pat left Lenox to become a stay-at-home mom while Herb established himself in the construction field and the architectural design and consulting industry.

Once Kevin entered school, Pat was employed with the Absecon Board of Education as secretary to the principal at the H. Ashton Marsh School. After 26 years of service to the school system, Pat retired to embark on a new adventure — caring for their grandchildren, Harrison and Henry.

Herb and Pat were introduced to the GTRL when their son Keith became involved with the club.

Their dedication to the community and the Republican Party is still a major part of their lives because of Keith. One of their proudest moments was when Keith was appointed to be chairman of the Atlantic County Republican Committee.

Active in their church, Pat is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, has taught CCD for 13 years and is a member of the Hospitality Committee. Herb serves on many committees related to military and veterans affairs and has been recognized by the governor and Congress for his commitment and service to the veteran community.