About Me

As your Congressman, I will bring significant governmental, community and leadership experience to Congressional District 10.

Family & History

I have lived in Linden, NJ all of my life. I live with my wife Danie, and have five beautiful children, Erika, Brianna, Ryan, Ashton and Abigail. 

Political Career

In November, 2014, I was elected to the Mayoral Office and started my tenure as Mayor on January 1, 2015. Before that, I served as a Linden City Councilman in the 4th Ward from 1993 through 2014. As a Community Leader, I learned that change happens when individuals take responsibility for one another and their communities. I am a strong advocate of fairness, equal educational and economic opportunities for all residents. 

Success Stories

I believe in a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. With input from my constituents, my plans for tax stabilization, my aggressive efforts to reduce crime, to increase economic stimulation for job creation, and downtown revitalization have streamlined government operations in Linden. As your Congressman, I plan to expand on that success and enable all CD10 residents to enjoy tax stabilization, job creation, economic development and better education for our children. 

Awards & Accolades

  • 2023 NJBIZ ICON Award
  • 2022 Caren S. Franzini Public Partner Award
  • 2021 NAACP Elizabeth Branch Award
  • 2020 Linden MJ  FMBA Service Award
  • 2018 Mayor of the Year – Union County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015 NAAGP Lifetime Achievement Award – Roselle Branch

Charity Work

Together with my wife Danie and my sister Lisa, we founded the Armstead Scholarship Fund for graduating Linden High School Seniors. We strongly believe that without a quality education, not only do our young people have less access to job opportunities, but they are more likely to be involved with the criminal justice system. 

Education & Work Experience

I graduated from Linden High School in 1979 and studied computer science in Union County College. I started my technology career at Prudential Insurance Company, where I worked in the Computer Operations & Telecommunications Division. I then was employed as a programmer for Union County’s Data Processing Department.

Contact Me

Please let me know about the challenges our country faces that are most important to you. As your Congressman, I am only doing my job well if my constituents are served. Feel free to contact me anytime by filling out the form below, or through this Google form to set up a meeting, to become an ambassador for my campaign, or just to let me know about issues that are important to you and your family.
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