Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey
Burlington, New Jersey was incorporated on December 21, 1784. It is governed within the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law) under the Mayor-Council form of municipal government (Plan 4), implemented based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission as of January 1, 1992. The governing body consists of a mayor and a seven-member Common Council, all elected on a partisan basis in a vote held as part of the November general election. The Mayor serves a four-year term of office. The Common Council consists of seven members, each serving four-year terms of office: three at-large Councilpersons representing the entire City and one representing each of the four voting wards, with the at||large and mayoral seats up for election as a group and the ward seats up for vote two years later. The term for mayor runs from January 1 to December 31.
|Mayor||Term start||Term end||Notes|
|Bowes Reed||1785||1794||Burlington, New Jersey was incorporated on December 21, 1784. Bowes Reed was the first Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey. (November 1740 – July 20, 1794) was a Revolutionary officer, politician, and public servant from New Jersey. He was the brother of Joseph Reed, a member of the Continental Congress and President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania (equivalent to Governor).|
|Joseph Bloomfield||1795||1800||(October 18, 1753 – October 3, 1823) was the fourth Governor of New Jersey. The township of Bloomfield, New Jersey is named for him.|
|James Sterling (mayor)||1801||1806|
|William Coxe, Jr.||1807||1815||(May 3, 1762 – February 25, 1831) was a pioneer pomologist and a U.S. Representative from New Jersey.|
|Joseph McIlvaine||1816||1823||(October 2, 1769 – August 19, 1826) was a United States Senator from New Jersey from 1823 until his death.|
|William Griffith||1824||1826||(1766 – June 7, 1826) was a United States federal judge.|
|John E. Harris||1827||1833|
|Samuel W. Earl||1837||1841|
|William R. Allen||1842||1850|
|James Walter Wall||1851||1854||(May 26, 1820 – June 9, 1872) was a United States Senator from New Jersey during the American Civil War. He was the son of U.S. Senator Garret Dorset Wall.|
|Archibald W. Burns||1855||1857|
|William R. Allen||1858||1862|
|Henry H. Hollembaek||1863||1866||He died on November 5, 1896. He attended Thomas Jefferson University for his medical degree.|
|Joseph L. Powell (mayor)||1867||1869|
|Joseph L. Powell (mayor)||1873||1875|
|George Rigg (mayor)||1879||1882|
|Albert H. Silpath||1883||1891|
|Joseph P. Woolman||1892||1894|
|William E. McNeal||1895||1898|
|Charles Y. Flanders||1899||1903|
|George A. Allinson||1904||1907|
|C. Taylor Rue||1908||1909|
|Charles P. Farner||1910||1912|
|Elsworth E. Mount||1913||1921|
|Thomas S. Mooney||1922||1927|
|Harold Voorhees Holmes||1930||1934||He was a Republican. He defeated George Gunn, the Democratic opponent.|
|Richard P. Hughes||1950|
|Anthony T. Greski||?||1966|
|Herman Thomas Costello||1967||1991|
|Herman Thomas Costello||1996||2007|
|Darlene A. Scocca||2007||2007|
|Barry W. Conaway||2016||2019||Barry W. Conaway is the current Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey.|
- 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 38.
- Council Function and Duties, City of Burlington. Accessed June 20, 2016.
- "Mayors of Burlington, New Jersey". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
- Charter of the City of Burlington: With the Ordinances; Revised and Printed. Burlington, New Jersey Common Council. p. 1.
- Mayor Barry W. Conaway, City of Burlington. Accessed June 20, 2016.