Joseph McCallum

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Joseph A. McCallum
Council Member from the West Ward
Newark Municipal Council
Assumed office
July 1, 2014
Preceded byRonald C. Rice
Personal details
Born1955 (age 66–67)
Newark, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceNewark, New Jersey
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Air Force

Joseph Alan "Joe" McCallum, Jr. (born 1955) is a Council Member from the West Ward of the Municipal Council of Newark, New Jersey.


McCallum was born and raised in Newark where graduated Belmont-Runyon Grammar School, Clinton Place Junior High School, and Malcolm X Shabazz High School. After serving in the United States Air Force he obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Fairleigh Dickinson University.[1]

McCallum has administered programs with supporting veterans' mental health at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Piscataway) and for VA Healthcare (Newark). He has been an adjunct professor at Essex County College.

He served as Senior Aide to Newark Councilman Ronald C. Rice.[1]

Elected office[edit]

McCallum ran as representative of the West Ward of the Municipal Council of Newark on the slate of Ras Baraka, who carried the May 13, 2014 Newark mayoral election with the uncertainty of his preferred council candidates prevailing. Callum went on to win the seat in a run-off election June 10, 2014.[2][3][4][5] He was sworn in July 1, 2014.[6]

See also[edit]

  • Mayors of Newark, New Jersey
  • Brick City (TV series)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Team Baraka". Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  2. Nix, Naomi (May 13, 2014). "Newark election 2014: Run-off races to be held in Central and West wards". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  3. Nix, Naomi (June 10, 2014). "Chaneyfield-Jenkins, McCallum lead Newark council runoff election". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  4. Marasco, Robert P. (May 13, 2014). "Office of the City Clerk, Newark NJ - 2014 Municipal Election Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  5. Durkin, Joseph (June 10, 2014). "Essex County Newark Run-Off Election - Unofficial Results". Essex County Clerk. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  6. Nix, Naomi (July 1, 2014). "Ras Baraka to be sworn in today as Newark's 40th mayor". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-06-28.

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