Former Absecon Mayor Peter Elco.

Former Absecon Mayor Peter Elco was appointed to the board of the South Jersey Transportation Authority on Wednesday.

A mayor of 24 years and a councilman for eight, Elco replaces Louis Toscano, who resigned last month.

Toscano was previously an aide to former Atlantic City Mayor James Whelan.

Elco taught at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon from 1973 to 2005 and worked for the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority from 2005 to 2011.

He has three adult children, three grandchildren and lives with his wife in Absecon.

Never miss breaking news as it happens! Sign up now to receive alerts delivered to your inbox.

Recommended for you

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: On June 26, 2018, we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account beginning June 26, 2018.