Commissioner Joseph C. Gale is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. Raised in Plymouth Township, he attended schools in the Colonial School District. He is a graduate of Temple University's Fox School of Business where he earned a degree in Finance and Real Estate. While in college Joe held several leadership roles within student government and community organizations.
Upon graduation from Temple University, Joe began working as a Recording Clerk in the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds department. In this position Joe saw first-hand county government at work and closely followed county operations. Joe then expanded his financial background in the private sector where he worked in the mortgage division of one of the country's largest home building corporations, NVR Inc.
Joe was elected commissioner in November 2015 after successfully running a grassroots, independent campaign in the Republican primary, and then garnering more votes than the endorsed Republican candidate in the general election allowing him to join Commissioner Val Arkoosh and then-Commissioner Josh Shapiro on the board.
Joe believes that a common sense approach to government focused on putting people before politics will keep Montgomery County’s fiscal house in order and continue to make Montgomery county a great place to live, raise a family, work, and grow a business.