Luis A. Quintana

Councilman At Large Luis A. Quintana

Councilman At Large Luis A. Quintana

Contact: (973) 733-5880


Council Member Luis A. Quintana has dedicated years of public service to the residents of Newark. He was elected to his first term as council member-at-large in the June 1994 run-off election. He is the first person of Hispanic descent to be elected to an at-large position in the Newark Municipal Council.

Actively involved in his community, Quintana became a Democratic County Committee member in 1981. In 1985, he was appointed as an aide to then South Ward Councilman Sharpe James. In great part due to his dedication and performance as an aide, Quintana was named a deputy mayor for the City of Newark in 1986.

Quintana’s early work as a youth counselor at the North Ward Center in Newark helped to develop him into an advocate for urban youth. As a result of his interest, Quintana has worked with projects and programs related to young people for many years, including the following:

  • Essex Council Boy Scouts of America Explorer Officers
  • Rick Cerone Little League
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark
  • Urban Youth Task Force

Quintana was born in Anasco, Puerto Rico, and moved with his family to Newark at the age of 8. In 1979 he graduated from Barringer High School and was named Outstanding Youth of the Year by ASPIRA, Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Seton Hall University. While at Seton Hall, he was actively involved with the Upward Bound Program and numerous other community activities.

We are going to begin investigating on how to put out literature in other languages. -Mayor Baraka #NwkTownHall | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

Newark resident comment: Is there anyone responsible for running bulletins about education in other languages? #NwkTownHall | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

Mayor Baraka has advised the Newark student to call his offices for assistance in getting into school next week. #NwkTownHall | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

Newark student comment: Is there anything u can do as Mayor 2make sure students can get into @least 1 of their 3 choice schools #NwkTownHall | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

We need to secure our travel patterns not make up new ones.-Mayor Baraka on transportation safety affected by the 1 Newark plan #NwkTownHall | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

When people give their consent to be governed there are things that should be expected. -Mayor Baraka #NwkTownHall | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

Mayor Baraka shares his views on the 1 Newark plan. #NwkTownHall | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

My fundamental problem with the 1 Newark plan is that it has made education less democratic. -Mayor Baraka #NwkTownHall | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

Town Hall meeting number 5 going on now at St. Stephan's Grace Community. #Newark #NewarkNJ… | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

We are even taxing creditors who have abandoned properties. -Mayor Baraka on bringing revenue into the city. #NwkTownHall | Tweeted On: Aug 29, 2014

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow Newark on Facebook Follow Newark on Twitter Follow Newark on Instagram Follow Newark on Flickr