Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla has hired Hoboken Democratic Committeeman Jason Freeman as his deputy chief of staff at an annual salary of $85,000, his office announced yesterday.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I welcome Mr. Freeman to my Administration and thank him for stepping up to serve our community,” Bhalla said in a statement. “Jason will play a key role as we focus on improving city services and upgrading our infrastructure.”
Freeman has worked for several community engagement and non-profit organizations, most recently as the Director of Development for the New Jersey Region of the Anti-Defamation League.
He attended the Pennsylvania State University where he studied Political Science and Labor Employment Relations and lives in Hoboken with his fiancée, Rachel Hodes.
Freeman and Hodes helped organize Bhalla’s inauguration ceremony, which included appearances from U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, as well as state Senator Brian Stack (D-33) and likely next state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal..
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join Mayor Bhalla’s administration and look forward to serving the people of Hoboken,” added Freeman.
Additionally, city spokesman Juan Melli told Hudson County View that Freeman’s salary will be $85,000.