T.C. McCourt is running again for Morris County Commissioner because he believes in the future of Morris County; that we can be a better, stronger, community; that our diversity is an asset to be harnessed; that our government should look like, and think like, our population.
Born to middle-class parents who taught him the value of hard work, and the importance of public service, T.C. has, from a young age, been passionate about making the world a better place. It’s in his blood.
Two grandfathers and a step-grandfather served in WWII and Korea. His grandmother drove a school bus for special needs children well into her 70’s. His father was a police officer in their hometown for 26 years. And his mother, who T.C. lost this past Christmas Eve, was an active member of the PTA and coached both of his sisters in youth sports.
After high school, T.C. went on to receive a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University. His first “real” job was working in the Office of Constituent Services for Virginia’s 71st Governor.
T.C. and his now-husband, Bryan, settled in Elizabeth in 2014. After marrying in 2017, they settled in the Town of Dover. Since then, T.C. has done the one thing that comes naturally to him – give back to his community. He served as a Planning Commissioner from 2018-2021, and currently serves on Dover’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. Countywide, he has served on the Morris County Heritage Commission since 2020. In 2021, his colleagues elected him Secretary, a position he was reappointed to this year.
He also serves as Morris County’s representative on the New Jersey Planning Officials’ Board of Directors.
Politically, T.C. serves as the Vice Chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee’s LGBTQA+ Caucus and as Outreach Coordinator for the Morris County Young Democrats.