Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick
Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick is serving his seventh term in the New Jersey General Assembly representing Union, Somerset, and Morris Counties in the 21st District. Assemblyman Bramnick was elected by his colleagues in November 2017 to serve his fourth term as the Assembly Minority Leader, making him the highest-ranking member of the Republican Caucus in the Assembly.
Assemblyman Bramnick served on the Plainfield City Council. He was an assistant professor of business law at Rider University and an adjunct professor of business law at Rutgers University, where he won the “Inspirational Professor of the Year” Award.
Assemblyman Bramnick has been honored with the Legislator of the Year Award from the New Jersey Conference of Mayors and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the Hospital Association Assemblyman of the Year Award, the Spirit of the YMCA Award, the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business, the James J. McLaughlin Award from the Bar Association, presented to a lawyer who has demonstrated civility, legal competence, and professionalism, and the Robert B. Meyner Award from the Bar Association. He was also inducted into the Plainfield High School Hall of Fame.
Assemblyman Bramnick holds the title “Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey” after winning contests sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) at Rascals Comedy Club. He often volunteers his services as a comedic auctioneer on behalf of non-profit organizations.
He is a certified civil trial attorney and a frequent lecturer for both the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the American Association for Justice. He served as President of the Richard J. Hughes Inns of Court, an association of professional attorneys dedicated to teaching young attorneys. He was named the Professional Attorney of the Year by the Union County Bar Association.
Assemblyman Bramnick holds a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a J.D. from Hofstra University’s School of Law. He resides in Westfield with his wife Patricia and has two grown children, Brent and Abigail and has a granddaughter, Lacey.