Assemblyman Jamel Holley

Assemblyman Holley was first appointed to the Assembly in January 2015, representing the 20th Legislative District. This appointment made Holley the first African American to represent the district in the New Jersey Legislature. Holley later won the election bid for the full term in November 2017. 

In 2001, Holley was appointed by New Jersey’s Deputy Majority Leader to serve as Chief of Staff.  That appointment earned him recognition as the youngest Chief of Staff in the State of New Jersey for any of the State’s 120 legislators. On November 2, 2004, Holley won the General Election for Councilman At Large in the Borough of Roselle. He became the youngest Councilman in Union County at age 25. Later that year, Holley was one of 40 people nationwide to be honored by The Network Journal Magazine for his achievements and his contributions to the African American community. Holley was tapped by New Jersey Democratic State Committee in 2004 to serve as a Member of the Affirmative Action and Outreach Committee for the Democratic National Convention. In November 2011, Holley was elected Mayor to the Borough of Roselle and became the youngest Mayor ever elected in the Borough’s 117th year history.  

Currently, Holley is the Director of Public Works for the Township of Irvington. We are proud to endorse him in the 20th District and urge you to vote for him on November 5th.