State Assembly District 26

Jay Webber

Jay Webber

Jay Webber has been an assemblyman since 2008, and appropriations officer since January 2018.

A former college baseball star and academic all-American, he earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1994. He went on to get his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2000, and was clerk for state Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero from 2000 to 2001. A labor attorney, he has a private firm in Whippany.

Webber was the chairman of the N.J. State Republican Committee from 2009 to 2011, where he led the party to its first statewide victory in 12 years. He is also the founder and host of New Jersey Reagan Day, an annual tribute to the life and leadership of President Ronald Reagan.

He and his wife Johanna have seven children and live in Morris Plains.

Christian Barranco

Christian Barranco

Christian Barranco was sworn in as assemblyman in January 2022.

Barranco is a journeyman in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 102, joining the local in 2003. He has worked as project manager on many industrial and energy infrastructure projects for McPhee Electric in South Plainfield since 2015 and for Beach Electric Company in Paterson from 2014 to 2015.

Previously, he was a Pompton Lakes Borough councilman from 2017 to 2019.

Since 2018, he has served on the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America executive board and the New Jersey Organization for Economic Growth board of directors in Morris County.

In 2013, he founded the New Jersey Rough Riders Society, a political action committee to support Republican candidates that operated until 2019 when he founded the Square Deal for NJ weblog on Facebook.

Barranco lives in Jefferson Township with his wife Pauline and their children Natalia, Simone and Emilio.