Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh
Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh is currently in the first year of his second term on the Freeholder Board. A native of Union County, he grew up in the Borough of Roselle and attended Roselle Catholic High School.
Freeholder Jalloh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Rhetoric and Communications with a minor in African-American Studies from Syracuse University. He has also earned a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University Law School in Newark.
A staunch advocate for education, he served as an undergraduate teaching assistant at Syracuse, and is currently an adjunct professor at Kean University, where he has taught negotiation, debate, citizenship, public speaking and communications law. He continues his advocacy as a member of the advisory boards for St. Joseph the Carpenter Middle School and Roselle Catholic High School.
As an attorney, Freeholder Jalloh has worked for the Northwest Jersey and Essex Newark Legal Services programs, where he represented low-income individuals in matters involving family law, consumer and housing laws, and domestic violence. He also worked as an Assistant County Counsel for the County of Union dealing primarily with contracts, tort litigation and government regulations. He is currently a partner at the law firm of Jalloh & Jalloh, LLC., a general practice that includes: family, personal injury, education, landlord tenant, land use and municipal laws.
As a Freeholder, his first term was characterized by various efforts and accomplishments that helped outline the future direction of Union County’s government. Notably, As Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in 2011, Freeholder Jalloh played an integral role in supporting initiatives that have updated and streamlined the County’s response in addressing crisis situations, the benefits of which were felt soon thereafter during Hurricane Irene, and most recently, during Hurricane Sandy.
In addition, Freeholder Jalloh has served as the 2012 Chairman of the Policy and Administrative Code Committee and as Freeholder Liaison to the Advisory Council on Aging, Union County Planning Board, Emergency Management Council, and the Workforce Investment Board. His is also a member of the Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Committee, and the Fiscal Affairs Committees.
As he begins his second term, Freeholder Jalloh remains committed to ensuring access to vital services for all the residents of Union County, particularly to those who are in need and most vulnerable. He remains dedicated to the community and looks forward to working collaboratively with his colleagues and utilizing his education and skills to ensure efficiency in County Government.
He and his wife, Maria, reside in Union County.