Leroy J. Jones, Jr.



LeRoy J. Jones, Jr. has excelled both as an elected official and as an executive during his distinguished career of more than 30 years. He has served in the New Jersey State Assembly, on the Essex County Commissioner Board, and as East Orange city administrator. During his time in the private sector, he developed and implemented successful operational planning and strategies. LeRoy brings this wide range of experience to 1868 Public Affairs which enables him to effectively represent clients' interests at all levels of government. 

During his tenure in the private sector, LeRoy held various positions at PSE&G, including Business Development Manager, Director of Workforce Diversity, and Public Affairs Manager. As well, he served as Assistant Manager of Corporate Taxes and Internal Auditor at AT&T Corporation.

LeRoy served four terms in the State Assembly and served as Deputy Minority Leader for two terms. Over the course of his tenure, he served on several committees, including Appropriations, Regulatory Oversight, Solid Waste and Recycling, Financial Institutions, and Local Government. Additionally, he contributed significantly to the work of the State House Commission, the Assembly Task Force on Foreign Banking and the Assembly Task Force on Business Retention and Expansion.

While serving as Essex County Commissioner for two terms, LeRoy held several key positions, among them chairmanship of the Budget Committee, membership on the Minority Affairs Committee, and active participation on the Essex County Planning Board. As the City Administrator of East Orange for seven years, he managed the city's $100 million operating budget, served as the primary liaison between Mayor and Council, and supervised ten department heads.

In 2012, LeRoy was appointed as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority by Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver. Moreover, he achieved a historic milestone by drafting the state’s landmark ban on racial profiling. Throughout his career, LeRoy has consistently advocated for racial, social, and economic justice, earning him a distinguished record in championing equality for all.

In June 2021, LeRoy was elected Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. As a result of his exceptional leadership in promoting efforts to eradicate barriers and empower underrepresented groups, he has been credited with helping increase Democratic voter participation. This resulted in significant Democratic victories that significantly changed the state's political landscape. As a prominent figure in politics, he often appears on television or radio public opinion programs.

LeRoy earned a Master of Business Administration degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Seton Hall University, where he also taught public policy as an adjunct professor.  He resides in East Orange with his wife Jackie and their children.