“Having been raised in West Orange, I benefited greatly from the many people and programs that make our town a great place to live. Now, as a parent, homeowner and taxpayer I wish to give back to the community that has given me so much. As your councilman I feel I have contributed greatly to our community’s progress and I ask for your support on May 8th so that together we can continue to move West Orange forward.” -SAL ANDERTON
Sal M. Anderton was born in Orange, New Jersey on September 26, 1972. He was raised in West Orange and graduated from the West Orange public schools. In 1995, he received B.S. degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Montclair State University as a student the University’s Honors Program. While there he served one year as President of the Student Government Association and two years as the student member of the University Board of Trustees. He read Rhetoric and Political Philosophy at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, England for one trimester as part of the University Honors Program study abroad program.
Mr. Anderton earned his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1998 where he served as a tutor to first year law students. He authored articles that have been published in both the Seton Hall Legislative Law Journal and the Seton Hall Law Review. Mr. Anderton is admitted to the bar of the states of New Jersey and New York and the bar of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association.
Professionally, Mr. Anderton is of counsel to the Law Firm of Tobia & Sorger in Harrison, New Jersey, focusing his practice on real estate and personal injury matters. Additionally, he serves as Legislative Counsel to Porzio Governmental Affairs, a public affairs and public relations firm in Trenton. There, he advises a diverse clientele of financial institutions, insurance companies, trade associations and health-care organizations on legislative and regulatory developments impacting their business. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University.
Active in his community since childhood, Mr. Anderton is a member of the Orange/West Orange Chapter of Unico National, an Italian-American Service Organization and a former member of the Executive Board of the Essex County March of Dimes WalkAmerica. He has served the Township of West Orange in numerous capacities as the former Chair of the Environmental Commission and the Open Space and Recreation Commission, a board member of the John Renna Senior Citizen Residence and as a coach and umpire for the West Orange Police Athletic League. He was twice appointed as counsel to the West Orange Planning Board. A member of St. Joseph Parish in West Orange, Mr. Anderton is married to Rose Bernal and is the father of two young sons, Christian and Justin.