Bill Maer


As a top democratic strategist, William Maer is a well-respected lobbyist and political operative with a career spanning more than 25 years. He served in several government positions, including aide to former Governor James Florio, chief of staff to Congressman William J. Pascrell, Jr., associate executive director of the Assembly Democratic Legislative Leadership Office, and senior advisor to Governor Jon S. Corzine and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg’s 2009 statewide campaign. Maer was a leading Democratic political consultant, having worked on dozens of campaigns at virtually every level of New Jersey politics. Currently, Maer serves as chief spokesman for the Passaic County Sheriff. He also served on Governor Phil Murphy’s 2018 Transition Committee.

Appointed by two governors, Maer served on the New Jersey Building Authority, the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees, and as a Democratic National Committee (DNC) member of the credential committee for the 2016 Democratic National Committee Convention.

Maer received his bachelor’s degree in government from Clark University in Massachusetts, and in 1990, he was granted a master’s degree in political science from Villanova University. In the last two decades, he has appeared on every top power list, including:

  • PolitickerNJ’s Power List
  • InsiderNJ Power List
  • New Jersey Globe Power List
  • NJ Cannabis Media’s Cannabis Policy Insiders