Cynthia D. Toro, Freeholder District 5
(123 Districts) Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Nutley [view breakdown]


CYNTHIA D. TORO was elected to her first term as District 5 Freeholder in November of 2014 and holds the distinction of being the first Latina ever to serve on the Freeholder Board. She is a Social Worker and currently works for New Jersey Employment Services helping people obtain gainful employment. Previously, she managed a mortgage brokerage firm, worked in the legal trusts and estates industry and was a program counselor for the incarcerated and mental health populations in Essex County. Freeholder Toro served as an Essex County Improvement Authority Commissioner from April of 2011 through the end of 2014 where she helped set policies and funding priorities for Essex County Airport and countywide improvement projects. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Justice Studies from Montclair State University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. A wife, mother, homeowner and social worker, Freeholder Toro understands the daily struggles facing families, as well as the socio-economic, legislative and budgetary needs of the County. She resides in Bloomfield with her husband, Joel, and their two children.

Essex County Improvement Authority (ECIA) Oversight Committee - CHAIR
WorkFirst NJ Review Committee - CHAIR
Economic Development Committee - CHAIR
Finance Oversight Committee - CHAIR
Committee to Review Funding for Nonprofits - CHAIR
Public Safety/Penal Committee
Committee to Review the Code of the County of Essex
Budget Review Committee
Committee to Review Purchasing Procedures
Agenda Review Committee
Committee to Study Land Use
Public Safety/Penal Committee Sub-Committee on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.)
Citizenship and Immigration Services Committee (CIS)
Essex County Advisory Board for the Disabled – REPRESENTATIVE
Mental Health Advisory Board – Alternate
Essex County Improvement Authority (ECIA) Parking Project Committee - Alternate
 Contact Information:

Phone: 973-621-4467
Fax: 973-621-5695
Room: 554
Board of Chosen Freeholders, County of Essex
Hall of Records - Room 558, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Newark, New Jersey 07102
Tel: (973) 621-4486 Fax: (973) 621-5695