John Birkner

John Birkner is a democratic candidate seeking first time election to the New Jersey General Assembly to represent District 39. 

John Birkner works as the Manager of Technical Services for the Bergen County Utilities Authority. He also currently serves as the mayor of Westwood and has done so since 2007. His achievements as mayor include re-developing a former waste site into Westwood’s beautiful Westvale Park, programming for senior citizens that earned Westwood both a significant grant from the Taub Foundation and designation as one of only ten AARP Age-Friendly communities in New Jersey, and establishing Westwood as a leader in the Pascack Valley on issues including downtown revitalization, mental health, environmental stewardship, and LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Mr. Birkner and his running mate Gerald Falotico list their priorities as follows: make New Jersey more affordable, keep our communities safe, invest in infrastructure, and stand up for our values. 

We are proud to endorse John Birkner in the 14th District, and we urge you to vote for him on November 5th.