Freeholder At Large, Rufus I. Johnson
Biography

RUFUS I. JOHNSON of Newark was elected to his first term as a Freeholder At-Large in November of 2008 and re-elected in 2011.  He has served as Chief of Staff for State Senator Ronald L. Rice since 1998, having previously served as his Aide during Councilman Rice’s 16-year tenure on the Newark Municipal Council.  Freeholder Johnson has a long history of community activism, especially involving young people.  He was a co-founder and coach of both the Newark Optimist Club Little League and Newark Pop Warner Football League, and also coached the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Basketball Team.  He held the position of President of the Newark West Ward Young Democrats, and also served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity.  Freeholder Johnson was educated in the Newark Public Schools, and then attended both Essex County College and Wilberforce University in Ohio.

 


2014 FREEHOLDER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE ECUA - CHAIR
PUBLIC SAFETY/PENAL COMMITTEE - CHAIR
RESOURCE RECOVERY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE -CHAIR
COMMITTEE TO REVIEW PURCHASING PROCEDURES - CHAIR
HEALTH CARE/HEALTH BENEFITS COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE TO STUDY LAND USE
COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE ESSEX COUNTY CODE
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE
LABOR UNION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
WORKFIRST NJ REVIEW COMMITTEE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
RECREATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
BUDGET REVIEW COMMITTEE
TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
FINANCE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
HOSPITAL CENTER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE
2014 ADVISORY BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS
ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE POLICE ACADEMY ADVISORY BOARD – ALTERNATE
NJAC (NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES) – REPRESENTATIVE
ESSEX COUNTY ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE DISABLED – ALTERNATE
ESSEX COUNTY RECREATION & OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND ADVISORY BOARD - ALTERNATE
 Contact Information:
Email:
Phone: 973-621-4483
Fax: 973-621-5695
Room: 507
Board of Chosen Freeholders, County of Essex
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 558 Hall of Records, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Tel: (973) 621-4486 Fax: (973) 621-5695