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James J. Tedesco III

James J. Tedesco III

James J. Tedesco III

County Executive
Bergen County

Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III was elected in 2014 and joined the NJTPA Board of Trustees in 2015. 

Tedesco was elected to the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2013 after serving as the mayor of the Borough of Paramus (2003-2010). Prior to being elected mayor, he was a councilman (2000-2002). Before seeking public office in Paramus, County Executive Tedesco served as the recreation commissioner and as a volunteer youth coach. 

County Executive Tedesco has been a Paramus volunteer firefighter for nearly 40 years and twice was selected to serve as the department’s chief. He also served two years on the Board of Directors for the Red Cross of Northern New Jersey. 

For nearly 40 years, County Executive Tedesco worked for PSE&G, finishing his career as a regional manager. Prior to joining the management ranks, he was a union representative and member of Pipefitters Local 274 and UA Local 855 AFL-CIO and also served as an instructor at the Bergen County Technical schools, EMS/HAZ MAT section teaching HAZ MAT courses.