The City government of Elizabeth, New Jersey is made up of a Mayor and a City Council. The City's Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, a lifelong resident of Elizabeth, is currently serving his sixth term as Mayor. The Elizabeth City Council is made up of nine members. Three Council members are elected at large and six members are elected from each of Elizabeth's six wards.
Council Members-at-large are Frank Cuesta, Manny Grova, Jr., and Patricia Perkins-Auguste. Ward Council members: First Ward - Carlos Torres; Second Ward - Nelson Gonzalez; Third Ward - Kevin Kiniery; Fourth Ward - Carlos Cedeño; Fifth Ward - William Gallman, Jr. and Sixth Ward - Frank O. Mazza.