Brian Fitzhenry - Candidate for NJ Senate
Brian A. Fitzhenry was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1965. He grew up in North Arlington and attended St. Peter’s College where he earned a degree in Marketing.
Following graduation, he worked with communication and transportation companies culminating in his present position of Vice President of Marketing for Newrent, Inc., where he has been employed for 17 years and where he has spearheaded efforts in transportation development and expansion. Along with being a respected business professional, Mr. Fitzhenry also believes in giving back to District 36.
As a six year member of the Board of Education, where he also served as President, Mr. Fitzhenry negotiated teacher contracts, vendor and customer agreements, while staying within the confines of an adopted budget and still advancing the educational needs of North Arlington’s students, teachers and administrators.
Currently President of the North Arlington Education Foundation, Mr. Fitzhenry developed policies to insure that North Arlington was the deserving recipient of grant monies to institute after school and summer programs for its youth. Now known as the North Arlington SAC Program, it serves over 200 students year round. Mr. Fitzhenry oversees the budget and programs and brings public awareness and support for the program.
As a member of the North Arlington Fire Department since 1991, he served in a variety of leadership positions, including Chief of the Department in 2010.
In addition to these community efforts, Mr. Fitzhenry is currently Chair of the North Arlington Zoning Board of Adjustment and member and Secretary of the Queen of Peace Grammar School CYO. He also coaches girls and boys basketball, Little League and softball teams. He continues to be a member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus for the past 30 years.
Mr. Fitzhenry has been involved in local government for more than 30 years. During that time he has acquired a broad understanding of local and state issues. He looks forward to using this expertise as he serves the residents of District 36.
A life-long resident of North Arlington, Mr. Fitzhenry has been married to his wife, Donna for 20 years and has three children, Brian, Jr., age 15 and twins Thomas and Erin Mary, age 12.
Remember to Vote November 5th, 2013!