COUNCILMAN MUSTAFA AL-M. BRENT was sworn into Office on January 1, 2016 to represent the Fifth Ward. Councilman Brent has followed in his father’s footsteps to pursue a life of service. He has served as a member of the East Orange Board of Education, coordinated youth groups around the State of New Jersey, and participated in various charities, outreach programs and community initiatives. His personal mantra is; “Together we must, united we will”. Councilman Brent attended Howard University and received a scholarship and attended Medina University in Saudi Arabia, where he received a degree in Arabic Language and Middle Eastern Studies. Upon returning to the United States, he taught Arabic to school children in private schools in East Orange. He serves as Assistant Imam at Masjid As’Haabul Yameen in East Orange and was the former Imam of Masjid Baitullah in Roselle, New Jersey. Councilman Brent is a Fire Captain with the City of Newark Fire Department. He is a participant of the Orange Police Clergy Alliance and serves as Clergy for the Newark Fire Department. Councilman Brent has served as Chairman of the Health & Education Committee and served as a member of the Housing, Licensing & Inspection; Planning & Grants; and Public Works Committees.
2019 Committee Assignments
- Public Works(Chairman)
- Business Development & Zoning
- Health and Education