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André Sayegh assumed the office of Mayor of Paterson on July 1, 2018, focusing his Administration on stabilizing property taxes, improving public safety, and driving economic development. He is determined to inspire a renaissance in the third-largest city in New Jersey, driven in part through tourism and economic growth around the city’s most incredible natural resource – the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.
Mayor Sayegh served on the Paterson City Council from 2008 to 2018, where he helped establish a more business-friendly and family-friendly Paterson.
Mayor Sayegh graduated with the highest honors from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor’s degree in History. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University and served as President of the Student Government.
Sayegh remains an adjunct professor at Passaic County Community College, where he has taught for 17 years and served as the Director of Job Readiness and Customized Training.
Prior to his election to the City Council, Sayegh served on the Paterson Board of Education, as Chief of Staff for State Senator John A. Girgenti, and as a Field Representative for Congressman Bill Pascrell.
Paterson is the only home André Sayegh has ever known. He was born and raised in the city where he now raises his three children – two daughters and a son – with his wife, Farhanna.