Brendan W. Gill
BRENDAN W. GILL of Montclair was first elected District 5 Commissioner in 2011 and Commissioner At-Large in 2014. He is now serving his fourth term. He was appointed Commissioner Vice President in 2015 and Commissioner President since 2018. He was sworn-in as President of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) in 2019.
He is a life-long resident of Essex County, attended Montclair Public Schools, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Commissioner Gill most recently managed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s 2017 election campaign and served as a Senior Aide and Campaign Manager for U.S. Senator Cory Booker.
He served as State Director for U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg from 2007 until his passing in 2013. Previously, he was District Director for U.S. Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman and Communications Director for the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Commissioner Gill chairs the Democratic Committee of Montclair where he previously served on the Planning Board and currently operates his own public affairs and political consulting firm, The BGill Group, LLC.
He is an active member of his community and has been recognized for his leadership and public service. In 2017, he was named to the NJBIZ Power 100 list and named Political Operative of the Year for 2016 and 2017 by Insider NJ. In 2014 and 2015, he was named New Jersey’s Most Powerful Elected Official by PolitickerNJ. Commissioner Gill resides in Montclair with his wife and two young children.
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