ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill is ranked as the second most influential official in New Jersey right now by InsiderNJ. The list includes 85 elected officials in the Garden State, both Republican and Democrat.
InsiderNJ describes Gill as:
The Bruce Wayne/Batman personality plays mild-mannered Essex County freeholder by evening, then – for much of the rest of the time – morphs into ruthless political operative and statewide strategist as part of the Phil Murphy for Governor brain bubble. Part of the intrigue in state politics right now centers around whether Gill will finally fully occupy one of the two halves of these split personalities and settle into the role of silver-haired kindly congressman – or silver-tongued behind-the-scenes pit viper. He’s truly influential.