PolitickerNJ’s 2015 List of 40 under 40

Cirillo, left, and Albiez.

Cirillo, left, and Albiez.


Gabriela Mosquera. Fourth District Assemblywoman. A passionate advocate. (pictured below, far left.)

Mosquera, far left.

Mosquera, far left.

Alex Mendez: Paterson At-Large Councilman. A future mayor of Paterson.

Adam Taliaferro: Third Legislative District Assemblyman. South Jersey: the Next Chapter.



Maria Rodriguez-Gregg: Republican Assemblywoman from Burlington County. Ascendant.



Chris Donnelly: Democratic Party operative, spokesman for ForwardNJ. Moonlights as a successful author.

Kevin Drennan: Executive Director of the Senate Majority Office. Still under 36!

Sapana Shah: Edison Councilwoman. At the heart of New Jersey politics.

Shah, center left, with Tennille McCoy of Hamilton.

Shah, center left, with Tennille McCoy of Hamilton.

Brian Nelson: Republican Party Operative, close to state Sen. Joe Kyrillos. The mechanic.

Mike Makarski: Hudson County Democratic Party Operative. Could double as a James Bond stuntman

Sarah Jones: District Director for U.S. Rep. Donald Payne. Has impressed a lot of people.

Mark Albiez: Chief of Staff, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. The Ivan Drago of New Jersey politics.

Kevin Roberts: Spokesman, Governor Chris Christie. Now in the Sulu chair on the bridge of the Enterprise.

Phil Swibinski: Hudson County Democratic Party operative. Learned from his father.

Eliana Pintor Marin: Essex County Assemblywoman from the Ironbound. Kids First.

Pintor Marin

Pintor Marin

Jason Solowsky: Democratic Party operative close to Fulop. If you hear a Blackhawk helicopter that’s Solowsky getting dropped off.

Justin Braz: Chief of Staff, Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-36). A veteran of the Union County wars.

Hector Lora: Passaic County Freeholder. Worked for Schaer before going to the elected side.

Caroline Casagrande, Republican Assemblywoman from Monmouth County. Colts Neck Street cred.



T.J. Best: Passaic County Freeholder. Pascrell-land veteran.

Pedro Rodriguez: Deputy Mayor, City of Paterson. Beloved by all.

Silvia Alvarez; Spokeswoman for U.S. Senator Cory Booker. The cool customer has found a niche.

Frank Luna: Ocean County Republican Operative. Could get dropped in the Australian Outback for a year and survive.

Tai Cooper: Director of Public Policy, City of Newark. Veteran star from Team Lautenberg.

Raj Mukherji: Democratic Assemblyman from Jersey City. The Statehouse’s rock star in residence.

Stephanie Murray: Republican Mayor of Middletown. A rising star.

Chris James: East Orange Councilman, Executive Director of the State Democrats. Statehouse chops.

Cosmo Cirillo: West New York Commissioner; confidant of Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. North Hudson veteran.

Jamel Holley: Assemblyman, 20th District. Mr. Finesse.

Holley gets sworn into office earlier this year.

Holley gets sworn into office earlier this year.

Andre Sayegh: Ward 6 Paterson Councilman. Old school shoe leather politician. The Pascrell protege.

Assad Akhter: Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell. The ninja of North Jersey politics.

Britnee Timberlake: Essex County Freeholder President. First year in elected office, already in a position of power.

Timberlake with Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin. (Facebook)

Timberlake with Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin. (Facebook)

Henry de Koninck: Democratic Party Operative. Schooled by Joe D. in Essex County.

Vin Gopal: Chairman of the Monmouth County Democratic Party. A dynamic Democrat in a Republican combat zone.

Adam Silverstein: Democratic Party operative from Bergen County. Learned the ropes early.

Ben DeMarzo: Republican Party operative; confidant of Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick.

Steven Fulop: Jersey City Mayor. He’s uh… that guy in Hudson County.

Arlene Quinones Perez: Hunterdon County Democratic Chair. Are you on Facebook? Then you already know she’s everywhere.

Quinones Perez with Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres

Quinones Perez with Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres

Joe Lagana: Assemblyman from the 38th Legislative District. Battleground incumbent.

Angela Garretson: Mayor of Hillside. Government credentials? She not only does, but teaches – at Rutgers-Newark.

Mickey Quinn: Democratic Party Operative, close to Assembly Majority Lou Greenwald. The consummate stealth artist.



Chris Eilert: Bergen County Operative, close to state Senator Paul Sarlo. The Steve Ayscue of Bergen County.

Anthony Fiore: Middletown Committeeman. The up-and-comer has a knack for politics. Keep your eye on him.

Ryan Graham: Fairview’s next generation of leadership.

Mike Soliman: Former State Director for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, now with Mercury.

Adam Steinberger: Democratic Party Operative. Helped engineer Bonnie Watson Coleman’s win last year.

Amanda Woloshen Glass: Veteran Republican Party Operative with U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance. You won’t see her coming. You will just feel a sudden absence of oxygen.

Allison Murphy. Political hardball player for state Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1).

Assemblyman Rob Andrezjczak (D-1). The guy’s a legitimate war hero. PolitickerNJ’s 2015 List of 40 under 40