Thomas Richards grew up in Maywood and raised his family in town. Tom has had forty years of business, community and political experience.
He was previously Vice President of National Packaging in Newark and President of All Custom Packaging in Maywood. Tom served as Maywood Borough Administrator from 2007-2012, Mayor from 2004-2007 and Councilman from 1974-1991 and 2000-2004. From 2012-2015 Tom was Borough Administrator in Woodcliff Lake. From 2012-2013 Tom was Legislative Assistant to District 38 and has been County Committee Chair in Maywood for many years.
As Mayor and Administrator Tom brought tens of millions of dollars of investment to Maywood including the new Bergen Town Center stores on the Maywood side and the Hackensack Health and Fitness Center on Rt. 17. While Administrator, Tom wrote the grants for much of the tax- free funding that went into Maywood�s infrastructure. At the end of his tenure as Borough Administrator, his administration left a $1. 6 million dollar surplus that is the foundation for saving your tax dollars to this day.
Tom was a member of the Maywood First Aid Squad for over 41 years, a former President of Maywood Rotary, a life member of the Maywood Knights of Columbus and American Legion, a former member of the Bergen County Board of Education and a member of various Bergen County Boards and Committees. Tom and his wife Nancy have two children, Tom and Jessica. .