HACKENSACK – The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a public ceremony on Thursday to swear in Thomas J. Sullivan, Jr., of Montvale. Sullivan fills the freeholder seat left vacant by Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco when he ascended to Bergen’s top political spot following his November 2014 victory. Tedesco was on hand to swear Sullivan in for a one-year term.
“I’d like to thank my wife and family for supporting me in taking on this important role as a Bergen County Freeholder,” said Sullivan. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent the residents of Bergen County and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Freeholder Board and the County Executive to improve our quality of life.”
Sullivan has previously served as councilman in Bergenfield from 1998 to 2002, and in Montvale from 2005 to 2007. He is the President and Business Representative of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #164.
“Tom will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the Board, and I am excited that he was selected to serve,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Dr. Joan M. Voss. “He is a proven community advocate who will work tirelessly for Bergen County families.”