|Member of the New Jersey Senate|
from the 21st district
|Assumed office |
January 11, 2022
|Preceded by||Thomas Kean Jr.|
|Minority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly|
January 10, 2012 – January 11, 2022
|Preceded by||Alex DeCroce|
|Succeeded by||John DiMaio|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly|
from the 21st district
February 24, 2003 – January 11, 2022
Serving with Nancy Munoz
|Preceded by||Thomas Kean Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Michele Matsikoudis|
|Born||February 24, 1953|
Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
|Spouse(s)||Patricia Brentano (1981–present)|
|Education||Syracuse University (BA)|
Hofstra University (JD)
Jon M. Bramnick (born February 24, 1953) is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey Senate since 2022, representing the 21st legislative district. He previously served in the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 21st Legislative District from 2003 to 2022, He also previously served as the Assembly Republican Leader from January 2012 to January 2022. He was appointed to the Assembly in 2003 to fill the unexpired term of the vacancy created upon the selection of Thomas Kean Jr. to fill an unexpired New Jersey Senate term. He was elected to a full two-year term later that year and was re-elected in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. He was elected to the New Jersey Senate in 2021.
Bramnick was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey as the son of Plainfield business owners (Lazaar's Stationers). He graduated from Plainfield High School, received a B.A. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and was awarded a J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law. Before becoming an Assemblyman, Bramnick served two terms on the Plainfield City Council from 1984 to 1991. He is the Republican Municipal Chairman in Westfield, where he resides with his family. Bramnick is a former professor at both Rutgers University and Rider University. Following his graduation from law school, he served as an assistant corporation counsel in New York City. He is an attorney with a private practice in Scotch Plains, New Jersey with the firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan.
New Jersey Assembly
Following the appointment of Tom Kean, Jr. to the State Senate, a vacancy opened up in the 21st District's Assembly delegation. Bramnick won the most ballots of a vote by members of the Essex, Morris, Somerset, and Union county Republican committee persons of the district beating former Assemblyman James J. Barry, Jr., Millburn mayor Thomas McDermott, and Warren Township Planning Board chairman Dan Gallic. In December 2005 he was appointed Assistant Minority Whip of the Assembly for the 2006–2008 term. In June 2007, Bramnick was selected as the Minority Whip, succeeding Francis J. Blee. In November 2009, he was elected as the Republican Conference Leader, the second-highest leadership position in the Republican caucus. In the Assembly, he has served as Vice Chair of the Legislative Services Commission. After the death of Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce in January 2012, the Assembly Republican caucus chose Bramnick as its new leader. Bramnick has been honored with the 2013 Governor Meyner Award from the Bar Association and the 2011 Legislator of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce. He was named 2013 Legislator of the Year by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors and was honored at Rider University for his dedication to New Jersey politics and public service. On January 3, 2017, Bramnick announced that he would not run for New Jersey governor in 2017, as he was seen as a potential frontrunner for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
Committee assignments for the 2022—23 Legislative Session session are:
Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The representatives from the 21st District for the 2022—23 Legislative Session are:
Bramnick holds the honorary title of "Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey" after winning contests sponsored by the bar association at Rascals Comedy Club. He often volunteers his services as a comedic auctioneer on behalf of non-profit organizations including Hurricane Sandy victims. Bramnick resides in Westfield, New Jersey with his wife Patricia (married in 1981), and has two grown children and a granddaughter. He is Jewish.
New Jersey Senate
|Democratic||Joseph Signorello III||38,237||46.4||1.1|
New Jersey Assembly
|Republican||Jon Bramnick (incumbent)||28,787||26.31%|
|Republican||Nancy Munoz (incumbent)||28,079||25.66%|
|Independent Conservative||Martin Marks||1,147||1.05%|
|Independent Conservative||Harris Pappas||1,081||0.99%|
|Republican||Jon Bramnick (Incumbent)||35,283||26.4||3.5|
|Republican||Nancy Munoz (Incumbent)||34,273||25.7||3.8|
|Democratic||Bruce H. Bergen||31,248||23.4||3.4|
|Republican||Jon Bramnick (Incumbent)||20,024||29.9||3.0|
|Republican||Nancy Munoz (Incumbent)||19,783||29.5||2.4|
|Democratic||Jill Anne LaZare||13,804||20.6||2.5|
|Republican||Jon Bramnick (Incumbent)||38,556||32.9||1.2|
|Republican||Nancy Munoz (INcumbent)||37,314||31.9||0.0|
|Democratic||Jill Anne LaZare||21,129||18.1||0.7|
|Democratic||Norman W. Albert||20,045||17.1||0.3|
|Republican||Nancy Munoz (Incumbent)||25,491||31.9|
|Republican||Jon Bramnick (Incumbent)||25,303||31.7|
|Democratic||Bruce H. Bergen||13,878||17.4|
|Democratic||Norman W. Albert||13,864||17.4|
|Republican||Nancy Munoz (Incumbent)||45,515||32.5||3.4|
|Republican||Jon Bramnick (Incumbent)||45,439||32.4||3.5|
|Republican||Eric Munoz (Incumbent)||27,496||29.1||0.5|
|Republican||Jon Bramnick (Incumbent)||27,322||28.9||0.2|
|Green||Ryan P. Reyes||1,180||1.2||N/A|
|Republican||Eric Munoz (Incumbent)||40,839||29.6||0.3|
|Republican||Jon Bramnick (Incumbent)||40,123||29.1||0.2|
|Republican||Eric Munoz (Incumbent)||27,626||29.9||1.5|
|Republican||Jon Bramnick (Incumbent)||26,714||28.9||2.9|
|Democratic||Norman W. Albert||16,087||17.4||1.9|
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In February, after Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. vacated the 21st District Assembly seat and stepped into the 21st District’s senatorial post upon the resignation of former 21st District Sen. Rich Bagger, McDermott ran for Kean’s vacated Assembly position in the district. But out of a total of roughly 500 delegates that voted for the 21st District’s Assembly chair at the special Republican Convention held in February, McDermott could only muster 25 votes from the Millburn delegation and one vote from another county. Jon Bramnick from Westfield garnered the most votes, mostly from the nine municipalities in his home county of Union, and won the district’s Assembly seat handily
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'I need an Irish name if I run statewide,' said Bramnick, who's Jewish.
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