Jonathan Busch, Mayor
Jonathan M. Busch was selected and sworn-in as the 35th Mayor of the Borough of Metuchen on December 18, 2017. He was elected Mayor on November 6, 2018 and was sworn-in to complete the unexpired term on January 1, 2019.
As Mayor, Busch is emphasizing principles of transparency, open discourse, and inclusion by holding open office hours for residents at his Borough Hall office every week. Under Mayor Busch’s leadership, Metuchen is 1) establishing an even more welcoming, walkable and vibrant downtown; 2) working on constructing a new fire house, the Metuchen Arts District and a new sewer pump station; 3) enhancing park and recreational spaces; 4) preserving Metuchen's diverse, historic and attractive residential neighborhoods; and 5) making the Borough safer through a variety of pedestrian-friendly initiatives.
Mayor Busch is a nationally recognized education law attorney who founded The Busch Law Group LLC on Main Street in Metuchen in 2014. The firm has 14 employees and represents school boards in 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Mayor Busch has spent his career serving public entities which has made him closely familiar with many of the issues facing local governments, including budget processes, ordinance adoption, public transparency laws, public contracting, and governmental ethics. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Busch worked as an intern at the United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey in Newark.
Mayor Busch serves as an active volunteer and is involved in community organizations throughout the Borough, including Metuchen Baseball and Softball, the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce, the Metuchen Downtown Alliance, the Borough Improvement League, the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society, and the Woodwild Park Association. Mayor Busch received his J.D. from Rutgers University, his M.A. from Columbia University, and his B.A. from University of Maryland. He and his wife, Kathy, have three children, ages 14, 12 and 7.