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Essex County Freeholder

The Board of Chosen Freeholders consists of nine members, five of whom are elected from districts and four of whom are elected at-large. They are elected for three-year concurrent terms and may be re-elected to successive terms at the annual election in November.The Board shall adopt and amend an Administrative Code, advise and consent to appointments, pass ordinances and resolutions, appoint a clerk andCounsel of the Board, override a veto of the County Executive, approve the annual operating and capital budgets, appoint accountant of New Jersey to perform audit, conduct investigations, and designate staff to process and approve funding.

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  • Romaine Graham
    (Dem)

  • Adam Kraemer
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What do you consider the most important challenges facing your county?

What personal and professional experiences have prepared you for addressing these challenges?

What do you consider the top priority(ies) in the next county budget, and how will you minimize impact on taxpayers?

Is there any specific department/agency you consider particularly in need of attention (oversight, auditing, and/or additional funding) and if so, why?

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