Meet Brendan W. Gill
BRENDAN W. GILL of Montclair was elected to his first term as District 5 Freeholder in November of 2011, and then elected Freeholder At-Large in 2014. He is a life-long resident of Essex County, attended the Montclair Public Schools and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University, where he earned a B.A. degree in Political Science. Freeholder Gill brings extensive government experience to the Freeholder Board, having served in all levels of government.
Freeholder Gill served as State Director for U. S. Senator Frank Lautenberg from 2007 until his passing in 2013 and has served as a Senior Advisor to Senator Cory A. Booker. Previously, Freeholder Gill served as District Director for U.S. Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman, Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Peter Eagler, and Communications Director for the NJ Department of Transportation. Freeholder Gill chairs the Democratic Party of Montclair where he previously served on the Planning Board, and currently operates his own public affairs and political consulting firm. Brendan is an active member of the Irish-American community and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Freeholder Gill’s leadership and service has been recognized by national and state media, stakeholder groups; including recently when Freeholder Gill was named to the 2017 NJ Biz Power 100.