Mayor Carl Hokanson began his term as a member of the Council on January 7, 2009. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Public Safety, and Police Committees, he is also the Liaison for the Animal Control. Mayor Hokanson is retired from the position of Lieutenant in the Roselle Park Police Department. He is an officer and member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Loretti Council #3240 at the Church of the Assumption and member of the Central Jersey Leatherneck Detachment in Roselle. He was selected by the detachment as their Marine of the Year 2014. Carl is also a member of the Accident Resonstructionists and Union County Traffic Officers Association. Carl is a life long resident of the Borough and a graduate of the Roselle Park School System. He is married to Anita Iungerman and has four sons, Christopher, Johnathan, Matthew and Ryan.