Rooney names Conlon as new Chief of Staff

Wayne ~ Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-40) has named prominent young Republican leader Matthew Conlon as his new Chief of Staff.  Conlon assumed his new role on Asm. Rooney’s staff on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Currently the New Jersey Republican State Committeeman for Passaic County and Passaic County GOP Secretary, Conlon is a West Milford Township Council candidate who also serves as Vice Chairman of the Wanaque Valley Regional Sewerage Authority. He was elected as a Trustee of the West Milford Township Board of Education at the age of 19 in 2011 and served through the end of 2014. Conlon has also served as NJ Young Republican State Chairman since 2019 and is part of numerous charitable and philanthropic organizations.

“This new role is such an exciting opportunity for me to expand my knowledge of our government and use my skills to support our elected officials,” said Conlon. “I am eager to work with a dedicated public servant like Asm. Rooney, whose pride in active constituent services and fearless advocacy for a better New Jersey are inspirational.”

Rooney, a former Wyckoff Mayor first elected to the General Assembly in 2016, represents fifteen municipalities across Bergen, Essex, Morris, and Passaic Counties.

“I am happy to welcome Matt Conlon aboard as my new Chief of Staff,” said Rooney. “Matt’s leadership ability and resourcefulness will make him a valued member of my team.”

Conlon can be contacted at Rooney’s District Office at 973-237-1362 or