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County Commissioner John W. Bartlett was first elected to the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners in 2012. In his years as a County Commissioner, he has rallied Passaic County to support immigrant communities, including by spearheading multi-lingual outreach for Census 2020, advocating a Fair & Welcoming Policy to protect people without documentation, and raising material support for Syrian refugee families. As Passaic County’s representative on the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, County Commissioner Bartlett helps prioritize and oversee $2+ billion in annual infrastructure improvements in our region. Since he joined NJTPA, more than $115 million in federal infrastructure funding has flowed into Passaic County, supporting projects from major road improvements on Routes 46, 3, 23, and 80, to completion of the county’s section of the 103-mile Morris Canal Greenway historic site, to safety improvements protecting vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
From 2013 to 2016, County Commissioner Bartlett served on the Passaic County Board of Social Services. At his initiative, PCBSS launched an effort to make Social Services more accessible to immigrant communities by publishing information about social services for the first time in Arabic, Bengali, and Spanish, as well as English. From 2009 to 2013, County Commissioner Bartlett served as the founding Chairman of the Board of Friends Of Passaic County Parks. Under his leadership, the foundation launched a summer concert series and opportunities for residents to sponsor memorial benches, trees, plaques, and other commemorations for lost loved ones.
Educated at Harvard Law School, County Commissioner Bartlett is a Partner in Murphy Orlando LLC. He has been recognized with the highest professional peer-review rating, AV-Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell, and as one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s “Forty Under 40” promising young attorneys in 2010. Before law school, County Commissioner Bartlett received a B.A. degree with honors from Brown University and was a Raoul Wallenberg Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He wrote for The Associated Press in Israel and served as communications director for the national anti-crime organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids in Washington, D.C. County Commissioner Bartlett lives in Wayne with his wife Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi and their son.
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