Chairman Thomas J. Sullivan

Committee Assignments
  • Labor & Personnel
  • Law & Public Saefty
  • Information Technology
  • Organization/Agenda (Chair)
  • Planning 
  • Public Works
  • Shared Svcs/consolidation (Chair)
  • Transportation (Chair)
Freeholder Board Representation
  • Municipal Advisory Council


Thomas J. Sullivan Jr. was appointed to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on January 28, 2015 to fill the remaining, unexpired term of the new Bergen County Executive, James Tedesco. Mr. Sullivan was assigned to serve on the Board’s Community Development, Transportation, Shared Services and Consolidation, Law and Public Safety, and the Planning and Economic Development Committees. As a Freeholder, Tom serves on the Bergen County Board of Social Services (BCBSS) and the Municipal Advisory Council.

Mr. Sullivan brings his career and experience in public service and his leadership in Local 164 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Tom was served on Bergenfield’s Borough Council in 1998 to 2002. Tom also served on the Montvale Borough Council from 2005-2007, where he currently resides with his family.

Starting out as an Apprentice electrician, Mr. Sullivan knows the value of hard work and knowing the opportunities and challenges that come along with it. Through many years of innovation and commitment to his community, Tom was elected Vice President of Local 164 IBEW in 2010 and President in 2013.

Tom’s wife Jody is a proud second grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Bergenfield. Mr. Sullivan’s oldest daughter, Kenzie, is a first-year student at Montclair State University. His youngest daughters, Jaydn and Kerrin are very active in basketball, softball, and soccer in Montvale’s public schools.

Tom was born in Jersey City and is a lifelong Bergen County resident who cares strongly about making Bergen County and New Jersey a leader in education, economic opportunity, and quality of life.