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About the Mayor – Judah Zeigler

Mayor Judah Zeigler began his term of office on January 1, 2016. He is a lifelong Leonia resident and graduate of Leonia’s public schools. Mayor Zeigler previously served a term as Mayor of Leonia, from 1996 to 2000, and served one term as a Borough Councilman, from 1993 – 1996.

In addition to being a volunteer elected official, the Mayor volunteers in numerous other town organizations. He is the Regional Referee Administrator and referee instructor for Region 1089 of the American Youth Soccer Organization, where he leads and mentors a team of 40+ volunteer youth and adult soccer referees. He is also the Treasurer of the Leonia Soccer Association, and is also a coach for LSA. He also coaches baseball for the Leonia Sports Boosters and Leonia Recreation. 

Mayor Zeigler is also a Certified Clinician for the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y Clinic, and volunteers his time to conduct training classes for Leonians who wish to volunteer their time as a coach in any of Leonia’s sports programs.

The Mayor has also spent many years advocating for those with special needs, especially for individuals with autism. He worked with Senator Weinberg to write and obtain passage of a law that funds autism research across New Jersey.

Mayor Zeigler is the Director of eCommerce for Samsung Electronics America, where he started and leads the direct-to-consumer eCommerce business for Samsung’s North America subsidiary. He has spent his career in a variety of leadership positions in product marketing, marketing services, marketing communications, and planning, working for several of the world’s largest consumer electronics manufacturers.

According to Mayor Zeigler, “My highest priority is to ensure that all Leonians feel engaged and involved in the process of government within Leonia. Only by working together and leveraging the skills of all of our residents will we be able to overcome the challenges we face, which include redevelopment and revitalization initiatives, enhancing our Borough’s facilities, and restoring an atmosphere of respect and collaboration with our Borough volunteers.    We will be working hard to leverage technology to deliver information to our town’s citizens through a wide variety of methods; it is my most fervent hope that Leonians will respond by getting involved, asking questions, and offering their expertise to help their volunteer elected officials address the important matters which lie before us.”

You can reach Mayor Zeigler via email at jzeigler@leonianj.gov              

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