A resident of the City of Trenton, former Mercer County Freeholder Tony Mack was educated in the Trenton Public School system and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University in Washington, DC. He earned his Master’s Degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Public Policy, and is completing coursework towards a PhD.
November 1996, Tony was elected to his first term on the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. In his capacity as Freeholder, Tony served on various committees including– the Commission on Child Abuse and Missing Children, the Airport Advisory Council, the Human Services Advisory Council, the Board of School Estimate as well as the Organization Rules and Procedures Committee. On January 6, 2000 Tony was elected to a second term as Freeholder and sworn in as President of the Board. Tony served the residents of Mercer County, as a Freeholder, for 12 years.
Tony served the Democratic Party as a committeeman in the East Ward (District 7) and West Ward (District 1) sections of the city. In addition, he was active in the City of Trenton’s 1996 and 1994 mayoral and city council campaigns. His current political affiliations include the Mercer County Democratic Caucus and former Chairperson of the Trenton Democratic Committee. As Chairperson, he led Trenton in a Mercer County victory in restoring a Democrat to the County Executive position after 24 years.
Tony is associated with various community and civic organizations. He is a member of the NAACP, Urban League Guild and a former member of Laborers Local #595 and a former President of AFSCME Local 2281. He served on the Board of Directors of Martin House Learning Center, President of the Board of Directors for the North 25 Housing Development and an Advisory Board member for the National Association of Counties (NaCO). He is also a lifetime member of American Council of Young Political Leaders. Tony’s commitment to Mercer County’s youth is demonstrated through his involvement with the Tony Mack Cares Foundation, an organization that assists students with academic achievement and career development.