26th DISTRICT - PARTS OF MORRIS & PASSAIC COUNTIES
Brian Bergen has been an assemblyman since 2020, serving as Republican whip since January 2024.
A combat veteran, Brian Bergen served with distinction for eight years in the U.S. Army after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point. During his military service, he was an officer, company commander and Apache helicopter pilot – assignments that earned him a Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge for his actions in Iraq.
In business, Bergen rapidly progressed through a variety of positions in multiple industries, including finance, operations management, process improvement, general management, executive management at the vice president level, and entrepreneurship. He is the owner of Bergen Botanicals, an interior landscape company, and is in the process of purchasing a second business.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from West Point, an MBA from Rutgers Business School, and a master’s degree in administration of justice and security from the University of Phoenix. He also earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate in business operations improvement from Villanova University.
Previously he was a Denville Township councilman from 2017 to 2019 and as vice chairman of the zoning board.
He and his wife, Kristin, and their two children, Samantha and Justin reside in Denville.