Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh was re-elected in 2015 to serve his third term on the Freeholder Board. A native of Union County, he grew up in the Borough of Roselle and now resides in Union with his wife, Dr. Maria Jalloh, and their child.
He served as Freeholder Chairman in 2015, completing a series of special initiatives aimed at “Investing in Union County” that reflected his strong advocacy for economic development through the arts.
Jalloh’s “Building a Community of the Arts” initiatives established the UC-ACT program, which realized great success in 2015 and 2016 with a diverse body of theatrical performances. In 2017, Jalloh was instrumental in bringing the program, “Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton: Conflict and the Constitution,” to middle school students in Union County.
As Chairman, Jalloh championed a partnership with Union County College, the City of Rahway and the Union County Performing Arts Center to open the College’s new facility in Rahway supporting access to classes in Acting and Public Speaking as well as Industry-Business Institute courses. He also established the County’s first creative placemaking public art project, Art Outside the Box, and expanded the County’s summer programs to include Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Union County parks.
Jalloh’s first two terms as a Freeholder were characterized by efforts and accomplishments that helped outline the future direction of Union County’s government.
Notably, in 2014, he led the Board to support a policy change in the Department of Corrections to cease honoring detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, noting that the policy change is rooted in the clear delineation of the law. His work on the Fiscal Committee is reflected in the County’s Aaa bond rating.
As Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in 2011, Jalloh played an integral role in supporting initiatives that enhanced the County’s response to crisis situations such as Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.
Jalloh has a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University Law School in Newark, and is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Rhetoric and Communications and a minor in African-American Studies. He is currently a founding partner at the law firm Jalloh & Jalloh, LLC.
Freeholder Jalloh remains committed to ensuring access to vital services for all residents of Union County and looks forward to working with his colleagues to ensure efficiency in County Government.