Mayors of Newark, New Jersey

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Mayor of the City of Newark
Newark NJ Seal.svg
The official seal of the City of Newark
Ras J. Baraka.jpg
Incumbent
Ras J. Baraka

since July 1, 2014
Style His Honor
Residence Private
Term length Four years; may serve consecutive terms
Inaugural holder William Halsey
Formation 1836
Salary $130,721 in 2015
Website Office of the Mayor (Official)

The Mayor of the City of Newark is the head of the executive branch of government of Newark, New Jersey, United States. The mayor has the duty to enforce the municipal charter and ordinances; prepare the annual budget; appoint deputy mayors, department heads, and aides; and approve or veto ordinances passed by the City Council.

Newark, New Jersey, was founded in 1666 and became a township on October 31, 1693, and granted a Royal charter on April 27, 1713. It was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, and reincorporated as city in 1836.[1][2]

The Mayor of Newark is elected for a four-year term. Municipal elections in city are nonpartisan[3] and are held on the 2nd Tuesday in May.[4] The current mayor Ras J. Baraka was elected in the Newark mayoral election on May 13, 2014.[5]

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Mayors of Newark
# Mayor Term start Term end   Party
1 William Halsey 1836 1837 Whig
2 Theodore Frelinghuysen 1837 1838 Whig
3 James Miller 1838 1840 Whig
4 Oliver Spencer Halstead 1840 1841 Whig
5 William Wright 1841 1843 Whig
6 Stephen Dod 1844 1845 Whig
7 Isaac Baldwin 1845 1846 Whig
8 Beach Vanderpool 1846 1848 Whig
9 James Miller 1848 1851 Whig
10 James M. Quinby 1851 1854 Whig
11 Horace J. Poinier 1854 1857 Republican
12 Moses Bigelow 1857 1864 Democratic
13 Theodore Runyon 1864 1866 Democratic
14 Thomas Baldwin Peddie 1866 1870 Republican
15 Frederick William Ricord 1870 1874 Republican
16 Nehemiah Perry 1874 1876 Democratic
17 Henry J. Yates 1876 1880 Republican
18 William H. F. Fiedler 1880 1882 Democratic
19 Henry Lang 1882 1884 Republican
20 Joseph E. Haynes 1884 1894 Democratic
21 Julius A. Lebkuecher 1894 1896 Republican
22 James M. Seymour January 1, 1896 January 1, 1903 Democratic
23 Henry Meade Doremus January 1, 1903 January 1, 1907 Republican
24 Jacob Haussling January 1, 1907 January 1, 1915 Democratic
25 Thomas Lynch Raymond January 1, 1915 January 1, 1917 Republican
26 Charles P. Gillen January 1, 1917 January 1, 1921 Democratic
27 Alexander Archibald January 1, 1921 February 11, 1922 Democratic
28 Frederick C. Breidenbach February 11, 1922 January 1, 1925 Republican
29 Thomas Lynch Raymond January 1, 1925 January 1, 1928 Republican
30 Jerome T. Congleton January 1, 1928 January 1, 1933 Republican
31 Meyer C. Ellenstein January 1, 1933 January 1, 1941 Republican
32 Vincent J. Murphy January 1, 1941 January 1, 1949 Democratic
33 Ralph A. Villani January 1, 1949 January 1, 1953 Republican
34 Leo P. Carlin July 1, 1953 July 1, 1962 Democratic
35 Hugh Joseph Addonizio July 1, 1962 July 1, 1970 Democratic
36 Kenneth A. Gibson July 1, 1970 July 1, 1986 Democratic
37 Sharpe James July 1, 1986 July 1, 2006 Democratic
38 Cory Booker July 1, 2006 October 31, 2013 Democratic
39 Luis A. Quintana November 4, 2013 July 1, 2014 Democratic
40 Ras J. Baraka July 1, 2014 Incumbent Democratic

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 130. Accessed February 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "Newark celebrates 175 years as incorporated city". NJ.com. 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  3. ^ Pomper, Gerald M. (1988), Voters, Elections, and Parties: The Practice of Democratic Theory, Transaction Publishers 
  4. ^ Moszczynski, Joe (September 26, 2010). "N.J. municipalities consider moving non-partisan elections from May to November". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  5. ^ Nix, Naomi (May 14, 2014). "Baraka joins a long list of Newark mayors". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-05-14.