1st Sikh elected mayor in NJ says win 'represents the American dream'

Ravi Bhalla has served on the Hoboken City Council for years.
1:23 | 11/09/17

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I'm not a political scientist but. I I understand that other Democrats went around the country to the extent there's been a national response of democratic candidates winning. Also might be people speaking now to some of the federal policies coming out of Washington the last couple days have been oh who overwhelmingly supportive. I think there is a feeling that Hoboken will now move on to its. Future's challenges I am proud Democrat. But we didn't run as a Democrat. My support came from Democrats. And affiliates and Republicans. People who believe in. Getting government right at the local level not oftentimes is not a partisan way of. Dixon mystery or his hero so. Do what they hoped for voted for who they felt was the most qualified candidate. To get the job done and how well I'll I was born and raised New Jersey I was. I grew up the league baseball and watch the Yankees I think his victory represents the American dream my father came here. As an immigrant from India with no money is pocket live in the trailer park. I have faith in this country. Have faith in the belief that there's no conflict between your religion and succeed in this country. So I think the selection in that way represents the fact that. In America. If you work hard and who qualified the sky's the limit and you can do anything.

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