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City Council


Plainfield City Council
The Plainfield City Council is the governing/legislative body of the City. Composed of seven elected officials, the primary purpose is to enact municipal laws via ordinances and resolutions.

Except for Executive Session, all meetings are open to the public.

2024 Plainfield City Council

hockadayCouncil President & Councilman-At-Large
Steve G. Hockaday (D)
317 Monroe Avenue
Cell:
 908-872-0553

Email: Steve.hockaday@plainfieldnj.gov
Committees: Information Technology Committee (CHAIR), Economic Development Committee (CHAIR), Finance Committee, Senior Citizens Center Committee (ALT), Mayors Citizens Advisory Board 
Elected 11-03-20, General Election 4-Year Term Ending 12-31-2024



GrahamCouncil Vice President & Councilman First Ward
Robert K. Graham (D)
111 East Front Street
Cell: 908-560-2751
Email: Robert.Graham@plainfieldnj.gov
Committees:
Public Safety Committee (CHAIR), Economic Development Committee, Recreation Committee, Special Improvement District (LIAISON), Information Technology Committee
Elected 11-08-22, General Election, 4-Year Term Ending 12-31-2026




0004Councilwoman-At-Large, First & Fourth Ward  
Julienne Cherry (D)
Address:
192 Wiley Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07062
Cell: (908) 468 - 5582
Email: 
julienne.cherry@plainfieldnj.gov
Committees: Senior Citizens Center Committee (CHAIR), Fire Committee, Plainfield Housing Authority (LIAISON), Finance Committee, Green Brook Flood Control Committee (ALT)
Elected: 11/7//2023, General Election 4-Year Term Ending: December 31, 2027





wyatt

Councilman-At-Large, Second And Third Ward
Richard Wyatt (D)
1038 Central Avenue

Cell: 908-560-2753 
Email:
 councilman.wyatt@plainfieldnj.gov

Committees: Cable TV Advisory Committee (CHAIR), Public Safety Committee, Union County Community Development Revenue Share Committee, Shade Tree Commission Committee (ALT), School Board Committee (LIAISON)
Elected 11-08-22, General Election, 4-Year Term Ending 12-31-2026



darcella sessomes councilwomanCouncilwoman Second Ward
Dr. Darcella Sessomes (D) 
Address:
1112 Stillford Avenue, Plainfield NJ, 07060

Cell: (908) 468 - 5581 
Email:  darcella.sessomes@plainfieldnj.gov

Committees:  Fire Committee (CHAIR), Plainfield School Board (ALT), Public Safety Committee, Cable TV Advisory Committee, Special Improvement District Committee (ALT) 
Elected: 11/7//2023, General Election 4-Year Term Ending: December 31, 2027






charles mcrae - councilmanCouncilman Third Ward
Charles McRae (D)

1228 Hazel Avenue
Cell: 908-208-0217
Email: Charles.Mcrae@plainfieldnj.gov
Committees: Finance Committee (CHAIR), Economic Development Committee, Information Technology Committee, Plainfield Planning Board
Elected 11-03-20, General Election 4-Year Term Ending 12-31-2024





Councilwoman Fourth Ward0003
Terri Briggs-Jones (D)

616 W. 4th Street
Cell: 908-320-1640
Email: Terri.jones@plainfieldnj.gov
Committees:  Recreations Committee (CHAIR), Fire Committee, Green Brook Flood Control Committee (LIAISON), Shade Tree Commission (LIAISON), Housing Authority (ALT)
Elected 11-2-2021, General Election 4-Year Term Ending 12-31-2025