Maplewood resident Garnet Hall was sworn into office on January 9, 2024 in Trenton to serve as one of two Assembly members representing New Jersey’s 28th legislative district. Assembly terms are for two years.
Hall has been a Maplewood resident for more than 35 years and currently works as Deputy Essex County Clerk. She is also Vice-Chair of the Maplewood Democratic Committee and a long-time Maplewood District Leader.
Read more about Hall here: NJ Assembly 28th District Candidate Profile: Garnet Hall
Hall ran alongside incumbent Assemblywoman Cleo Tucker of Newark. Both defeated a challenge from former Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee in the primary.
Maplewood and South Orange were recently redistricted from the 27th district where they were represented by former South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education member Mila Jasey for 16 years, as well as by former West Orange Mayor John McKeon. In 2022, South Orange and Maplewood were redrawn into the 28th district which now includes Irvington, South Orange, Maplewood and part of Newark in Essex County, plus Hillside in Union County.
Photos courtesy of Maplewood Democratic Committee chair Ian Grodman and Township Committee member Victor De Luca: