Mayor Mike Venezia
A lifelong, third generation Bloomfield resident, Mike Venezia is completely dedicated to our community’s future. He’s a public school administrator, husband and father of two young girls. A strong Democrat, Mayor Venezia has worked tirelessly to move Bloomfield forward with smart, sustainable development to stabilize property taxes, investments in parks and services, and safer neighborhoods. He was elected in 2013 as the youngest mayor in Bloomfield history, and since then has shown what smart, progressive leadership can accomplish.
Dr. Wartyna “Nina” Davis
An Associate Dean and Professor of Political Science at a New Jersey university, Councilwoman Davis has committed her professional life to researching, educating and advocating for issues of justice and fairness. A resident of Bloomfield for over 25 years, Wartyna is married with two children who attend Demarest Elementary School and she is an active member of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. She has worked to expand community outreach programs that embrace Bloomfield’s diversity and history, like the annual MLK Day of Service event that she spearheaded.
Councilman Ted Gamble
A two-term Councilman, Ted Gamble and his wife Jennifer moved to Bloomfield from New York City after the birth of their son because they recognized what a special place it is to raise a family. A successful professional designer and editor at a major fashion brand, Ted co-founded the Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy and has worked to preserve and protect open space on the Township Council to ensure that all Bloomfield families can enjoy the outdoors.
A nearly 29-year resident of Bloomfield’s Halcyon Park, Councilman Rich Rockwell has greatly enhanced the township’s reputation and quality of life through his inspired leadership as Vice President of the Historical Society of Bloomfield and Chairman of the Morris Canal Greenway Committee. He serves as Council Liaison on the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Board. He was the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award. On weekends, he helps his partner, Rodgee Cao with his Bloomfield restaurant, Spice Thai Cuisine.