promoted by Rosi – I also admired Paul Eisenman
Just a short diary as anyone who has been involved in Bergen County (or probably north Jersey) politics has come across Paul Eisenman at one time or another. I found out late Sunday night that Paul passed away earlier that day, and although I probably hadn’t seen him in a year or so, I considered him a friend and someone to look up to.
Paul is probably best known for either Bergen Grassroots, which I believe was the chapter up here for Democracy for America – or his tireless work to bring pay-to-play reform to Bergen County. The stain on the County from the pay-to-play politics had Paul seek out those in either party who would end this practice in Bergen. His passion – even when I first met him when he was close to 80 years old – was something to admire. His charisma drew me in as we worked on a few District wide issues over a 3-4 year period and I will always remember him fondly.
There is a lot more that can be said about Paul, but I’ll leave it at that – he was a man that I knew for a few short years, but he taught me a lot during that time and was a pleasure to talk to, learn from and be around.
He will most certainly be missed.