Matthew Ahearn is an American politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he has represented the 38th legislative district from 2002 to 2004. Ahearn represented a district which covers an area between the Passaic and Hudson Rivers in suburban Bergen County. Ahearn was elected to the Assembly as a Democrat in 2002, but switched his registration to the Green Party in January 2003, while in office after a much-publicized feud with Bergen County Democratic Organization chief Joe Ferriero.[1][2] Ahearn ran as the Green Party candidate in 2003 and lost to Robert M. Gordon, the Democratic candidate for office.[3]

Ahearn served in the Assembly on the Military & Veterans' Affairs Committee (as Vice Chair) and the Regulated Professions & Independent Authorities Committee.[4]

Ahearn served as the Deputy Mayor of Fair Lawn from 1998-2000 and on the Fair Lawn Planning Board during that same period.[4]

He served in the United States Army from 1981-1985, and in the United States Army Reserves/National Guard from 1985-1992, attaining the rank of Captain.[4]

Ahearn graduated with a B.A. from Rutgers University in Political Science and a J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law.[4]



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