E. Junior Maldonado was elected as Hudson County Clerk to a five year term November, 2017 and will serve until December 31, 2022. He was sworn into office January, 2018 by Governor Phil Murphy. This historic election makes him the first County Clerk in New Jersey State history to be of Puerto Rican descent. As Hudson County Clerk, he will lead the Elections Division, the Passport Division and the Public Records/Archives Division. Before Junior was elected Clerk, he served as District Four Hudson County Freeholder when he won the Special Election in November, 2013 to fill the unexpired term of former Freeholder Eliu Rivera. In November, 2014 he was elected to a full three-year term and selected as Chairman of the Board at their annual reorganization meeting in January, 2015.
As a Freeholder, he served as Chairman of the Tourism & Cultural Affairs – Economic Development & Housing and Personnel Committees. He served as a member of the Public Safety, County Government Oversight & Policy, Family Services, Finance, Budget & Administration and Purchasing Committees, along with serving as the HCIA Liaison and Hudson County’s representative on the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC).