Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey - Wikipedia

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.[1] 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.[2] The term for mayor runs from January 1 to December 31.

MayorsEdit

Mayors are as follows:[3][4]

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
John Larzalere 1834 1836
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
Henry Moffett 1870 1872
Joseph L. Powell (mayor) 1873 1875
Hamilton McDowell 1876 1878
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
... 1928 1929
Harold Voorhees Holmes 1930 1934 He was a Republican. He defeated George Gunn, the Democratic opponent.
... 1935 1949
Richard P. Hughes 1950
... 1951
Anthony T. Greski ? 1966
Herman Thomas Costello 1967 1991
... 1992 1995
Herman Thomas Costello 1996 2007
Darlene A. Scocca 2007 2007
James Fazzone 2008 2015
Barry W. Conaway 2016 2019 Barry W. Conaway is the current Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 38.
  2. ^ Council Function and Duties, City of Burlington. Accessed June 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Mayors of Burlington, New Jersey". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  4. ^ Charter of the City of Burlington: With the Ordinances; Revised and Printed. Burlington, New Jersey Common Council. p. 1.
  5. ^ Mayor Barry W. Conaway, City of Burlington. Accessed June 20, 2016.