Term of office:
First Elected To Council:  November 2016
Current Term Expires:  December 2017 

Aide: Mark Rowan
(201) 547 5101


Chris L. Gadsden is the proud father of three beautiful girls and has been married to his wife Petal Gadsden. Gadsden is a graduate of Jersey City schools including: James F. Murray Public School #38 (Class of 1988), Henry Snyder High School (Class of 1992), New Jersey City University(where he received a Bachelors in Sociology and History) and Saint Peter’s University (where he received a Masters in Education-Administration and Supervision in 2010).

Gadsden is an educator in the Jersey City Public School system for two decades and is currently the vice principal at Lincoln High School. His commitment to motivating students has been recognized and appreciated by administrators, staff, parents, students, and the community.

Gadsden considers himself a servant leader and is very much concerned about the condition of our community. He has been a member of different social and civic groups including the North Jersey Chapter of National Action Network, Progressive Leadership Opportunities for Tomorrow (P.L.O.T), the Jersey City Chapter of the NAACP, and The Royal Men Foundation.

It is his duty to contribute to the greatness of this city because he has to repay his family, friends, educators, community people and leaders who have made a difference in his life.

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