Adam Kraemer

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger


Having attended Columbia High School, Kraemer would soon attend Colgate University in New York where he would earn a bachelor’s degree in geography and economics. He would also earn an M.A. and an M.Ed. from Columbia University’s Teachers College for graduate studies. After attending Columbia University, Kraemer would work as a credit representative for Inteplast and a teacher for Livingston High School.Soon after, Kraemer ran for more than ten elections in Essex county for positions on the school board, one as county clerk, and one as freeholder. He’s trying once more as a Republican for the Essex County Board of Commissioners.  

Key Issues


Kramer believes that the Democratic party’s dominance in the district has lead to excessive spending, inefficiency, and even cronyism as he argues that the fully Democratic Essex County Board of Commissioners lacks a check on their power and spending from Republicans in the state [2]. In addition, Kramer believes that excessive taxation alongside excessive bureaucracy has muddled effective policies for the Board. Indeed, he argues that utilities, school boards, and city government can share services such that the government is more effective and less costly [3]. 



As a former worker in the private sector, Kraemer believes that he has experience in supporting business and working around excessive regulation. Alongside excessive taxation, Kramer will more closely review bid specifications from businesses to support economic growth [4]


Essex County GOP


1 Ballotpedia
2 InsiderNJ 
4 TAPinto
5 Facebook 
6 New Jersey Globe