MORRIS COUNTY — Thomas Andes has accepted the position of chief of staff for New Jersey Assemblyman-elect Brian Bergen, Bergen announced on Friday, January 3. Andes currently serves as mayor of Denville Township.
The press release acknowledged Andes’s knowledge of municipal government, grounded in 20 years of experience as a councilman and mayor. The release also declared Bergen’s excitement to have someone like Andes on his team who can connect with the municipalities to ensure their interests are being advocated for effectively in Trenton.
“I can’t think of a better way to serve the municipal governments in the 25th District than to hire someone who can help me understand their needs in a way that only extensive municipal experience can allow,” commented Bergen. “My district office staff will be completely focused on constituent case work and supporting our municipal governments. Tom is a well-respected mayor and his connections with his municipal peers and our constituent base will allow me to be the best representative I can be for the 25th District.”
Assemblyman-elect Bergen will be sworn in on January 14, at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey, as a member of the 219th New Jersey State Legislature.
The 25th Legislative District includes the Morris County municipalities of Boonton Town, Boonton Township, Mountain Lakes Borough, Chester Borough, Chester Township, Denville Township, Dover Town, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill Township, Morris Township, Morristown Town, Mount Arlington Borough, Mountain Lakes Borough, Netcong Borough, Randolph Township, Rockaway Borough, Roxbury Township, Victory Gardens Borough, Washington Township and Wharton Borough; and the Somerset County municipality of Bernardsville Borough.