Background: Bruce has worked in Union County all his life, being employed in an engineering capacity in
two different engineering and construction firms.
Paterson was educated in the Kenilworth and Cranford school districts. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Science degree in mechanical
engineering, and he also has achieved a New Jersey Master
In Garwood, Mr. Paterson has served on various ad hoc citizens committees set up by the municipal, planning and school districts. He
has also served on the mayor-appointed Celebrations Committee as an officer. During Garwood's 100-year Centennial anniversary celebration in 2003,
Mr. Paterson was prominent in organizing and coordinating events and raising money for the celebration's yearlong activities. He was chairman of the Centennial cookbook committee, raising thousands of dollars for the celebration. He
has published a quarterly 10-page newsletter on the municipal, school and local happenings in Garwood.