Chuck Lear Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Cape May City

Chuck Lear Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Cape May City



Recently retired Police Lieutenant Clarence “Chuck” Lear announces his bid to seek election as Mayor of Cape May in November’s general election.

Lear, a life-long Cape May resident, served 37 years with the City’s police department and retired this past December. He worked his way from patrolman to lieutenant and gained broad respect for his integrity, leadership and community service.

Lear was an instructor at the Cape May County Police Academy. He served as Senior Vehicle Operations instructor and Domestic Violence Prevention instructor. In addition, he assisted with the initial training for the Cape May Fire Department’s Fire Police unit.

Chuck is also currently active in the Cape Community Church, where he serves as Deacon and Treasurer. He and his wife, Karen, have been married for thirty-five years and have three sons and one grandson.

“A number of concerned Cape May residents have encouraged me to seek public office,” Lear says. “They urged me to present a new and positive message about our community and its future. I approached my law enforcement career with honor and respect for our community, and our citizens viewed my service as marked by professionalism, common sense and proper decorum. Using my experience, knowledge and skills, I will build a new community of teamwork among City employees, residents, visitors and businesses.”

Chuck looks forward to meeting with local residents and business owners to share a vision and plans for Cape May’s future. He is enthusiastic about serving the community in a new and important way as Mayor. Chuck can be reached at (609) 616-2353 or

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  1. Sandra & Robert Faries
    September 23, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    So sorry we missed your visit today 9/23, but thank you for taking the time to stop by. We would of liked the opportunity to meet you. My husband Robert and myself will be voting for you. We need change in our community, and feel you will be the one to do it. We wish you good luck and you come out the winner.