Hi, I'm T.C. McCourt.
I was born into a middle-class family in
Central Virginia, raised by people who taught me to appreciate the value of hard work.
As the son of a career police officer and maybe the toughest Mom on the planet, in our house, the word “quit” didn’t exist. My two sisters and I were expected to confront life’s challenges, not cower.
To persist. To push.
After high school, I went on to become the first member of my immediate family to graduate from college, receiving a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012.
In 2017, I followed that up with a Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University.
Like most young adults, I continue working towards paying off those student loans.
Growing up in Virginia, a state that enshrined a ban on same-sex marriage in its Constitution in 2006, I wondered if I'd ever be able to be truly happy. All of that changed with a message on a random day in November 2012 from the Jersey Boy who would change my life forever. Bryan and I met in person for the first time about a month later, and I can honestly say that it was love at first sight.
After working for a couple of years in state government in Virginia, and dealing with the rigors of a long distance relationship, Bryan and I moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey together in 2014.
On April 8, 2017, we got married. The following April we settled in Dover, and have since added two precocious cats (Danica and Whitney) to our family.
Upon moving to Dover, I immediately sought out ways to serve my new community. In June of 2018 I was appointed to the town's Planning Board. In 2020, I was appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders to serve on the Morris County Heritage Commission, where I am currently the Secretary.
I also represent Morris County on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Planning Officials.
Public service is a passion for me. I'm not running for office because I want fame or recognition, but because I see problems that need fixing. Now.
And if not now, when?
The time for talking is over.