State Assembly District 40

Kevin Rooney

Kevin Rooney

Kevin Rooney has been an assemblyman since December 2016.

He is a partner in a real estate management and development company and had a 30-year career in arboriculture. He and his wife also own Holland Hills Farm, an equestrian business located in the North Jersey Equestrian Center in Pequannock. A self-taught home cook, he was the champion on Food Network’s cooking competition show Chopped in 2013.

Previously, Rooney was a Wyckoff Township committeeman from 2010 to 2016, serving as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2014 and mayor in 2011, 2015 and 2016. He also served on the zoning board from 1999 to 2009.

A lifelong Bergen County resident, Rooney and his wife live in Wyckoff and have four children and two grandchildren.

Chris DePhillips

Chris DePhillips

Christopher P. DePhillips was sworn in as an assemblyman in January 2018.

DePhillips earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University in 1987 and a law degree from Seton Hall University law school in 1992.

He served on the Wyckoff Township Committee from 2010 to 2013, serving as deputy mayor in 2011 and mayor in 2012. DePhillips has been a Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority commissioner since 2012, and chaired the 40th Legislative District Republican Committee in 2014.

DePhillips is vice-president & general counsel of Porzio Life Sciences, LLC, a consulting and systems company that assists pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies with regulatory and compliance challenges related to sales, marketing and strategic business operations.

He and his wife reside in Wyckoff with their four children.