John A. Anderson

Council Member


  • Former New Brunswick Parks Counselor and Library Bookmobile Driver
  • Active Softball Team Player: City of New Brunswick Softball League
  • New Brunswick Parking Authority Commissioner
  • Past Grand Knight and active member, New Brunswick Knights of Columbus, Council #257
  • President, New Brunswick Columbian Club Foundation, Scholarship Chairman
  • Member, New Brunswick Elks #324, delivers food baskets from surrogate and friends at Christmas to New Brunswick residents


  • Elected to full, 4-year term to the New Brunswick City Council on November 6, 2012.
  • B. A. Degree in History/Education (1974); M.A. in Educational Administration (1993) from St. Peter’s College, Jersey City NJ
  • Certification: Elementary, Social Studies, Principal/Supervisor
  • Active in Student Education Association, campus radio/TV and Varsity Tennis
  • Attended Sacred Heart Grammar School, New Brunswick
  • Currently Serving as Principal at St. Joseph High School, Metuchen NJ
  • Oversees the daily operations of the school
  • Responsible for recruiting new faculty and faculty evaluations
  • Oversees Middle States Certification and Reports to Diocese, Provincial & Districts
  • Administers School Budget with the President
  • Former Assistant Principal/Dean of Students
  • Former Assistant Principal at Mater Dei High School, New Monmouth NJ
  • Former Dept. Head, Coach and Teacher at St. Peters Elementary, New Brunswick
  • Former Teacher, St. Peters High School, New Brunswick
  • Former Substitute and Student Teacher, New Brunswick High School
  • Award-winning former advisor/interim moderator at Sacred Heart CYO
  • Coach of the Year Award, Basketball and Volleyball CYO
  • Selected Top Advisor in Middlesex County, winner of the “For God & Youth Award”
  • Former Parish Council President, Sacred Heart Parish Church, New Brunswick
  • Currently serving as an Usher
  • Former Athletic Association President, Coach, and Central City Representative