Councilman Connelly grew up in Summit and now resides in Roselle Park with his family. Mike is employed as a Service Tech for Park Appliance. Mike served in the Armed Forces for 10 years in the United States Navy. He is actively involved with the Parish of the Church of the Assumption as a Committee Member, Usher and Eucharistic Minister. He is an Officer in the Knights of Columbus, third and fourth degree; is the Vice Commander at both the American Legion Post #60 in Roselle Park and Union County Chapter; and is the Commander of the Catholic War Veterans Post #866. As of 2019, Councilman Connelly serves as Chairman of the Municipal Services Committee, acting as the Construction and Transportation representative on the committee. His term of office is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019.