Council President Paul Carifi, Jr. was selected in September 2011 by the Republican Committee to fill an unexpired term on the township council. He was elected by the residents of Parsippany that same year. Paul has been a resident of Parsippany for 40 years and is the proud father of twin boys. He is a graduate of the Parsippany School system having attended Eastlake Elementary School, Brooklawn Junior H.S. and Parsippany Hills High School class of 1984. Paul received a BA from East Stroudsburg University in Sociology / Criminal Justice and is also a graduate of the NJ Chief's of Police West Point Leadership and Command Program as well as the NJ Certified Public Managers Program.
Paul had a career in law enforcement of over 25 years with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office serving the citizens of Morris County where he received numerous Sheriff Achievement, Meritorious Service, Honorable Service and Exceptional Duty awards. He is a parishioner at St. Christopher's Church, a member of The Parsippany Republican Committee, The Parsippany Republican Club and the Sons of Italy. Paul also volunteers his time to many local organizations.