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John Bartlett

Community Advisor

John W. Bartlett was elected in 2012. In his first term as a Freeholder, he has served on most of the Board’s standing committees, including as chairman of the Budget Committee and the Health and Community Affairs Committee in 2014, and chairman of the Administration, Finance & Personnel Committee in 2013. In 2015, he chairs the Freeholders’ Planning & Economic Development Committee and serves as a member of the Budget Committee; the Administration, Finance and Personnel Committee; and the committee on Energy and Sustainability. He also serves as Passaic County’s representative on the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, which oversees transportation planning and improvements for 6.6 million New Jerseyans all across the state. Freeholder Bartlett is the County’s first alternate delegate to the N.J. Association of Counties, which formulates policy and best practices for county government and helps counties interface with our State government in Trenton. He is also a member of the Board of Social Services, whose programs provide essential support to Passaic County’s neediest children, families, and seniors. Educated at Harvard Law School, Freeholder Bartlett is a Partner in Murphy Orlando LLC. His practice includes complex commercial litigation, appellate litigation, estate litigation, election and campaign finance law, and litigation and counseling for tax exempt organizations. 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 attending law school, Freeholder Bartlett received a B.A. degree with honors from Brown University and was a Raoul Wallenberg Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also 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. His prior legal experience includes a year as Legal & Policy Counsel at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. From 2009 to 2013, Freeholder 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 developed opportunities for local residents to sponsor memorial benches, trees, plaques, and other commemorations for lost loved ones. Freeholder Bartlett lives in Wayne with his wife Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi and their son. 

John Bartlett's Contributions

  1. PHOTOS: Bill Clinton Stumps For Hillary At Paterson College

    PHOTOS: Bill Clinton Stumps For Hillary At Paterson College

    PASSAIC, N.J. — Former President Bill Clinton stopped by Passaic County Community College in Paterson Friday to campaign for his wife Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for president.Clinton spoke to voters inside the Fitness Center gymnasium for three hours.New Jersey's Democratic primary is on June 7.Check out photos from the event.

  2. Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary In Paterson

    Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary In Paterson

    PATERSON, N.J. — Former President Bill Clinton was scheduled to campaign for his wife, Hillary Clinton, at Passaic County Community College in Paterson on Friday.Clinton will speak to voters inside the Fitness Center gymnasium at the college from 11 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m.Hillary Clinton is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for president.New Jersey's Democratic primary is on June ...

  3. Passaic Freeholder Organizes 'Champions Of Civil Rights' Dinner

    Passaic Freeholder Organizes 'Champions Of Civil Rights' Dinner

    PATERSON, N.J. -- The third annual Champions of Civil Rights dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, at the Brownstone, 351 West Broadway.The event, held by the Friends of Freeholder John Bartlett, is set to honor Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer; Samer Khalaf, the national executive director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; and the Garden State Bar ...

  4. Passaic County Technical Institute Named Top School For Financial Literacy

    Passaic County Technical Institute Named Top School For Financial Literacy

    WAYNE, N.J. -- The Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) has been named the top high school in the country by Working in Support of Education's (W!SE) Financial Literacy Program, according to a statement from the school.The award comes on the heels of the high school performing extremely well on the W!SE program's Financial Literacy certification exam, the statement said.W!SE is a ...

  5. 'Friends Of Garrett Mountain' Organize Bird Walk In Woodland Park

    'Friends Of Garrett Mountain' Organize Bird Walk In Woodland Park

    WOODLAND PARK, N.J. --  The Friends of Garret Mountain will sponsor birding and botany walks on Saturday, May 7. The birding walk will be gin at 8 a.m. while the botany walk will start at 10 a.m. Both walks will begin at the boathouse parking area. The event is free and all are welcome. 

  6. Passaic County Freeholders Organize Electronics Recycling Event

    Passaic County Freeholders Organize Electronics Recycling Event

    WAYNE, N.J. -- An electronics and computer recycling event takes place in Wayne on Friday and Saturday.The event is sponsored by the Passaic County Freeholders along with the Passaic County Division of Recycling and Solid Waste.Almost all types of computer and electronic equipment will be accepted at this two-day event, including monitors, hard drives, printers, keyboards, modems, ...

  7. South Korean Officials Visit Passaic County To Learn Winter Storm Response

    South Korean Officials Visit Passaic County To Learn Winter Storm Response

    PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. -- South Korean officials visited Passaic County to learn more about the county's winter storm response and snow removal.Passaic County Freeholder Director Theodore “TJ” Best and Freeholder Deputy Director John Bartlett welcomed the delegation of officials from the City of Cheong Ju in South Korea. The meeting was Wednesday, Feb. 24. “I worked with our road crews ...

  8. Passaic County Awarded $3.5 Million In Grants To Improve High Risk Roads

    Passaic County Awarded $3.5 Million In Grants To Improve High Risk Roads

    PATERSON, N.J. -- The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority approved $3.5 million in federal grants this week to improve roadways throughout Passaic County.“These grants will help us address dangerous road conditions throughout Passaic County, reducing the risk of crashes at curves and helping drivers remain alert on the roads,” said Freeholder John Bartlett, who represents ...

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