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Chair of Business Innovation, Education and Opportunity Committee

Middlesex County Commissioner Chanelle Scott McCullum was sworn in as County Commissioner on April 21, 2021.

She was appointed County Commissioner to fill the seat left vacant after the untimely passing of Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Deputy Director Kenneth Armwood.

Prior to her appointment to the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners, County Commissioner McCullum served on the Piscataway Township Council from 2013 to 2021. She was initially appointed to the Township Council in April 2013 to fill then Councilman Armwood’s seat when he left to join the Board of County Commissioners. She was elected to the Township Council in November 2013 and re-elected to four-year terms in 2016 and 2020.

During her time on the Piscataway Township Council, County Commissioner McCullum served two terms as council president and championed issues pertaining to wellness and healthy living, including founding a free annual “Walk for Your Health” event in Piscataway’s Johnson Park. 

In addition to serving on the Piscataway Township Council, County Commissioner McCullum is a member of the Piscataway Municipal Alliance, a role in which she works closely with members of the community to educate citizens regarding the dangers of drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse and misuse. She also serves on the board of trustees for Sterling Village, Piscataway Township’s independent living residence for senior citizens.

A licensed registered pharmacist since 1991, County Commissioner McCullum began her pharmacy career as a staff pharmacist at Pathmark Pharmacy in the City of Newark. She then transitioned to the research and development side of the pharmaceutical industry when she accepted a position with Merck & Co., Inc., where she has worked for more than 25 years.

Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and raised in Piscataway, County Commissioner McCullum is the daughter of Retired Lt. Richard Scott of the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office and Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott, the first female sheriff in Middlesex County and the first African American sheriff in the State of New Jersey. County Commissioner McCullum is only the second African American female to serve on the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners. The first was her mother, who left the Board to serve as Middlesex County Sheriff and was replaced as County Commissioner by Kenneth Armwood.

She was educated in Piscataway’s public and private schools before earning her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, magna cum laude, from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and her doctorate in pharmacy from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

County Commissioner McCullum is a member of GirlTrek, the largest public health nonprofit for African American women and girls in the United States. She is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., whose motto is “Service to ALL Mankind.”

County Commissioner McCullum and her husband, Dr. Larry McCullum, Sr., reside in Piscataway and are the proud parents of two children, Alexis and Larry McCullum, Jr.

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