Third Ward Boundaries: The Third Ward includes the area from the north side of 32nd Street to the City Line.
Gary La Pelusa, Sr. is a graduate of Washington Community School and Marist High School. Gary was a National Honor Society Student while he attended Marist. He continued his education at Seton Hall University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications.
Since 1990, Gary has owned and operated Gary La Pelusa Landscaping, a very successful landscaping company in Bayonne.
In June 2004, Gary was elected as a Democratic Committee Man for the 3rd Ward – 11th District. He has been re-elected every year since 2004.
Gary was elected as Third Ward Council Member on May 9, 2006. Upon taking office on July 1, 2006, Gary was very dedicated to seeing the concerns of the people were met throughout the community.
He is the Founder and Standard Bearer of the Gary La Pelusa Association, which was started in September 2005. The Gary La Pelusa Associaiton is a civic, charitable, and political organization that helps many groups and supports many worth while causes.
Gary is a Fourth Degree member of the Star of the Sea Knights of Columbus in Bayonne. He is also a lifelong parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Gary is a lector and former teacher is the Religious Education Program. Gary is the President of the Sons of Italy, Bayonne.
Gary La Pelusa formerly served as a Commissioner of the Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority, The Urban Enterprise Zone, The Planning Board, All Saints Catholic Academy, and the Bayonne Medical Center Board of Directors.
Gary La Pelusa, Sr. and his wife, Cherie, are the proud parents of Gary, David, Jennifer, and Gianna.
Current Term: 7/1/2014 - 6/30/18