Tim Alexander, a New Jersey native, has called Southern New Jersey home since 1980. Born in Newark, Tim built his life in South Jersey alongside his wife Anna, with whom he has shared 34 years of marriage, and their three children.
Throughout his extensive and esteemed career in law enforcement, Tim served as a Detective Captain in charge of the Criminal Investigation Section for the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office in Mays Landing, New Jersey. It was during his time in law enforcement that Tim personally experienced racial profiling, enduring unjust treatment including being shot at, assaulted, and falsely arrested due to misidentification. These experiences fueled his lifelong dedication to transforming the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
Recognizing the importance of fostering trust and collaboration, Tim focused on implementing programs that sought alternative solutions to community issues while building stronger connections between law enforcement, individuals, and organizations. Understanding the fundamental desires of every community member, Tim believed in ensuring safety, providing opportunities for personal and family growth, supporting religious practices, and promoting acceptance within the community.
Tim's academic achievements include a B.S., summa cum laude, in Business Management from Drexel University in 2006, followed by an M.B.A. from Drexel University LeBow College of Business in 2008. As he envisioned his future beyond law enforcement, Tim recognized that his unique blend of experiences as a law enforcement officer and his profound understanding of policing could be best utilized in a formal legal career. Consequently, he pursued a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, graduating in 2012.
Following his retirement from the Prosecutor's Office, Tim transitioned to the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, where he served as a Major Trials Prosecutor. In this role, he also became a member of the Philadelphia Youth Aid Panel, a Juvenile Diversion Program that offers first-time juvenile offenders an alternative to the juvenile court system by appearing before a panel of community volunteers. Tim's dedication to community engagement extended beyond his work as he and his colleagues actively interacted with the communities they served, ensuring accessibility to the Philadelphia District Attorney's office.
Continuing his commitment to civil rights, Tim subsequently joined the Civil Rights Unit of the Philadelphia Solicitor's Office. Eventually, he ventured into private practice, specializing in civil litigation. Currently, Tim serves as "Of Counsel" for Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., providing legal services across various areas of the law with a primary focus on Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination cases.
Through his journey in law enforcement, public service, and private practice, Tim Alexander exemplifies the values of a Democrat who is passionate about fostering community trust, promoting justice, and championing civil rights. Follow Tim's journey on Instagram for the latest updates.