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Board of County Commissioners


Jack DeGroot
Commissioner
(Term: 1/24 - 12/26)
Jack DeGroot
Phone: 973-579-0240
E-Mail: jdegroot@sussex.nj.us

Wantage (R)

Commissioner Jack DeGroot secured his seat on the Board of County Commissioners on November 7, 2023. Raised on his family's dairy farm in Wantage, Jack fostered a deep appreciation for agriculture and the rural heritage of Sussex County. His commitment to this appreciation is demonstrated through his decade-long involvement with Sussex County 4-H and hands-on work on his family's dairy farm.

In 2017, Jack graduated from High Point Regional High School, leaving a mark as a 1,000-point scorer on the basketball court—the first in over a decade. Continuing his academic and athletic journey, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Finance from Marywood University in 2021. Furthering his commitment to education, Jack served as a full-time Teaching Assistant at the University of New Hampshire and also as an Instructor during the 2022 Summer Semester. Jack graduated with a Masters Degree in Statistics in September 2023 from the University of New Hampshire.

Before stepping into elected office, Jack gained valuable experience working for the Office of New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu. In this role, he conducted policy research, analyzed pending legislation, and performed statistical and data analysis for state program departments. Equipped with this experience and drawing insights into budgeting strategies from one of the nation's most financially responsible Governors, Jack is ready to serve Sussex County.

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COMMISSIONER LIAISON APPOINTMENTS

Agriculture Development Board, Open Space Committee, Department of Health and Human Services, Board of Taxation, Sussex County Historical Society, Capital Projects, Sussex County Community College, Sussex County Community College Board of School Estimate, Technical School Board of School Estimate, Lake Musconetcong Regional Planning Board, Musconetong River Management Council, New Jersey Association of Counties.

MUNICIPAL LIAISON APPOINTMENTS:

  • Fredon Township
  • Hampton Township
  • Town of Newton
  • Stillwater Township