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July 07, 2020

Essex Freeholder Incumbents Sail Through Primary

Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and his slate of incumbents easily won renomination over progressive primary challengers Tuesday.

Freeholders Gill, Romaine Graham, Rufus Johnson and Patricia Sebold defeated challengers Sabre Burroughs, Anthony Diaz and Simone Jelks-Bandison.

June 25, 2020

Essex County Freeholders Advocate for Juneteenth as a National Holiday

The Board of Chosen Freeholders are slated to pass a resolution advocating the commemoration of Juneteenth as a National holiday at their Conference Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 9. Co-sponsored by District 2 Freeholder Vice President Wayne L. Richardson and Freeholder At-Large President Brendan W. Gill, the Board joins lawmakers nationally who have all announced plans for legislation to observe Juneteenth as a holiday.

June 14, 2020

Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill and the Essex County Freeholder Board Pass Resolution Demanding the Release of All Detainees Held Solely Due to Their Immigration Status

On June 10, 2020, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and the Essex County Freeholder Board approved a resolution demanding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) promptly grant the release of all detainees currently incarcerated due solely to their immigration status.

June 08, 2020

Essex County joins with Lyft for Pilot Program to Deliver Food to Homebound Seniors

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson announced a partnership with Lyft to assist the County in delivering emergency food boxes to homebound and vulnerable senior citizens. 

April 01, 2020

Essex Freeholder President Brendan Gill Letter on COVID-19 Pandemic

"Greetings fellow residents of Essex County. When addressing the Essex County community at large, I usually do so as President of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. On this occasion, under these unprecedented circumstances, I am expressing my thoughts as a father, a son, a husband, and concerned neighbor who loves his community."

March 10, 2020

Brendan Gill raises $50k at Essex fundraiser

Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill raised more than $50,000 for his re-election campaign last night, the New Jersey Globe has learned. Gill, a top advisor to Gov. Phil Murphy, is seeking re-election to his fourth term on the Board of Freeholders.

January 15, 2020

Freeholder Gill Talks Guns, Gun Control at Union Baptist Church of Montclair

Essex County Freeholder at-Large and Board of Freeholders President Brendan Gill met with members of the Union Baptist Church on Midland Avenue in Montclair and other members of the community to discuss the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in the country.  The February 13 community meeting was part of the Break the Hate series of conversations hosted by the Rev. Campbell Singleton, pastor of the Union Baptist Church.

August 12, 2019

Brendan Gill Honored As 2019 Freeholder Of The Year By NJ Conference Of Mayors

Lifelong Montclair resident, and current Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders President Brendan Gill, accepted the award of 2019 Freeholder of the Year from the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM) during a special presentation held at Livingston Town Hall on Wednesday July 25, 2019. The award was presented by the Chair of the NJCM Legislative Committee, and mayor of Hope Township, the Honorable Timothy J. McDonough.

September 19, 2017

Montclair Grass Roots Recognized by Essex Freeholders for 50 Years of Service

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Grass Roots was recognized for 50 years of service to the community by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday. Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill gave a commendation honoring Montclair Grass Roots summer program in celebration of their 50 Years of service.

August 23, 2017

Gill Resolution Condemning President Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Passes Freeholder Board

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Today, Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill announced that a resolution he introduced condemning President Trump’s reaction to the deadly protests in Charlottesville, VA was unanimously passed at this evening’s meeting if the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

August 16, 2017

Freeholder Gill Stands in Strong Support of Fight Against Climate Change

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Today, Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill announced that a resolution he introduced asserting Essex County’s commitment to combating climate change and support of the Paris Climate Accord unanimously passed the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders at their most recent meeting.

April 05, 2017

Freeholder Gill Files Petitions for Reelection Bid

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Today, Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill filed petition signatures in seeking reelection.  Currently serving  as Freeholder At Large, he represents the Twenty-two municipalities throughout the County of Essex.  With strong grassroots support, he filed more than 300 signatures with Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. 

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