Ted R. Green
Mayor of the City of East Orange
Ted R. Green was raised in East Orange, New Jersey, and attended East Orange Public Schools. He graduated from East Orange High School in 1981 and furthered his education by attending Cheyney University in Pennsylvania, where he majored in Business Management. He then attended Rutgers University where he received his certification as a Housing Counselor. From 1990 until 1997, Ted Green served as the Assistant Compliance Officer for the City of East Orange. From 2002 until 2006, he was the Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Irvington Township's Housing Division. In 2011, Ted Green graduated from Lincoln University and received his Master of Arts Degree in Human Services.
Ted Green has been active in East Orange political and civic affairs for over 25 years. He is a member of the Third Ward Democratic Municipal County Committee and is active in a variety of organizations, East Orange block associations, and civic groups, as well as the owner of Green's School of Martial Arts located on Rhode Island Avenue in East Orange, where he has served as an instructor for nearly three decades.
On January 1, 2006, Ted Green was sworn in as a member of the East Orange City Council representing the Third Ward — a major milestone in a career that has been dedicated to public service. As Third Ward Councilman, Ted Green served as Chairman of Business and Development for the City, and on January 1, 2015, he was elected as the Chairman of the East Orange City Council, a position he held for two years. On January 1, 2018, he was sworn in as the 14th Mayor of the City of East Orange after winning an overwhelming 96% of the vote.
Mayor Green has received a plethora of citations, awards, and accolades for his exemplary commitment and dedication to community service. During his tenure as Mayor, crime is the lowest it has been since 1967 and an unprecedented $1.5 billion of private capital is currently being invested in the city.
A proud member of the Eta Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Mayor Green is married to June Green and is the father of sons Eric Lamar and Salahuddin and the grandfather of four.