Mayor Gerald Buccafusco

Gerald “Jerry” Buccafusco is a longtime public servant well-known for his in-depth knowledge of local ordinances and his problem-solving capabilities. 

Jerry grew up in Jersey City, where he attended St. Peter’s Prep, and later earned a Bachelor of Science degree after majoring in biology at New York University. After graduating, he taught science at both Mother Seton Regional High School and Secaucus High School while also attending Seton Hall Law School. 

After practicing law for three years he was appointed as the Court Director of the Jersey City Municipal  Court in 1985.

In 1990, he joined the New Jersey Judiciary, Hudson Vicinage, as a manager and administrator.  During his 23 years of public service he held numerous positions such as Human Resources Division Manager, Information Technology Division Manager, and Assistant Trial Court Administrator.  In 2009 he was appointed Trial Court Administrator for the Hudson Vicinage, the highest ranking staff executive in the vicinage where he oversaw the management of over 500 employees, nine division managers, a salary budget of over $20,000,000, and an annual non-salary budget of over $5,000,000.  He retired from the Judiciary in 2013.

Jerry has been a Belmar resident for over 60 years, the last seven as a full-time resident with his wife, Marlene, and dog, Bo.