Carlos M. Gonzalez

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Carlos M. Gonzalez
Council Member-at-Large
City of Newark
Assumed office
July 2006
Personal details
Born1949 (age 72–73)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceNewark, New Jersey

Carlos M. Gonzalez is a Democratic politician who has been a Council Member-at-Large of the Municipal Council of Newark, New Jersey since 2006.


Gonzalez was born in 1949 in Cayey, Puerto Rico, and is one of 10 children. He graduated cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico in 1969, with a bachelor's degree in business administration. In 1979, Gonzalez graduated magna cum laude from the International Institute of the Americas, receiving a Master's of Science of Accounting (MSA). He also became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In 1992, he earned a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University and went on to work with a Wall Street law firm, specializing in municipal bonds. He opened his law firm in Newark in 1996.[1]

In the 2014 election for mayor and council he ran on the slate of Shavar Jeffries.[2] and was re-elected. Elected mayor Ras Baraka offered Gonazalz a municipal judgeship which he declined.[3]


  1. "Carlos M. Gonzalez". Brick City Development Corporation. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  2. Giambusso, David (February 26, 2014). "Newark mayor's race: Jeffries rolls out council slate and senior plan". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  3. "Newark councilman Carlos Gonzalez turns down mayor's offer to be a judge". September 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2017.

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