Mayors of Newark, New Jersey
|Mayor of the City of Newark|
The official seal of the City of Newark
|Term length||Four years; may serve consecutive terms|
|Inaugural holder||William Halsey|
|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.
The Mayor of Newark is elected for a four-year term. Municipal elections in city are nonpartisan and are held on the 2nd Tuesday in May. The current mayor Ras J. Baraka was elected in the Newark mayoral election on May 13, 2014.
|#||Mayor||Term start||Term end|
|4||Oliver Spencer Halstead||1840||1841||Whig|
|10||James M. Quinby||1851||1854||Whig|
|11||Horace J. Poinier||1854||1857||Republican|
|14||Thomas Baldwin Peddie||1866||1870||Republican|
|15||Frederick William Ricord||1870||1874||Republican|
|17||Henry J. Yates||1876||1880||Republican|
|18||William H. F. Fiedler||1880||1882||Democratic|
|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|
- List of elected officials in Newark, New Jersey
- Newark mayoral election, 2014
- History of Newark, New Jersey
- 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.
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- Pomper, Gerald M. (1988), Voters, Elections, and Parties: The Practice of Democratic Theory, Transaction Publishers
- Moszczynski, Joe (September 26, 2010). "N.J. municipalities consider moving non-partisan elections from May to November". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- Nix, Naomi (May 14, 2014). "Baraka joins a long list of Newark mayors". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-05-14.