Louis Cappelli, Jr.

Louis Cappelli, Jr.

Commissioner Director

Term - January 2024 through December 2026

Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. has been a public servant for over thirty years.  He is married to Laura and has seven children. Lou has been a practicing attorney since 1987.

After serving on the school board in his hometown of Collingswood for six years, Lou spent another 10 as borough commissioner. He was first elected to the Camden County Board of Commissioners in 2003 and has been its director since 2006. Lou’s legal acumen is at the foundation of his work with the board and the primary driver of making positive public policy changes in finance, public health, and public safety issues here in Camden County.

While helping to spur on economic growth and expansion in Camden County, Lou has also proactively addressed the safety of its residents by constructing the Camden County Police Department that has reduced violent crime by more than 50% over the last 10 years in Camden City and countywide. Under Lou, the county has upgraded and enhanced its emergency 9-1-1 system and created the Office of Mental Health and Addiction to take on two of the biggest challenges in our community. The Commissioner Director was also at the forefront of addressing COVID-19 and shepherding our community through the pandemic and the recovery after the public health emergency.

Lou is partner in the law firm of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Cappelli, LLC. since 2008. Accolades for his career of county government service include having been awarded the South Jersey Freeholder’s Associations Southern Star Award in 2012 and being named the 2015 Public Sector South Jerseyan of the Year by the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University-Camden.

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