Mayor Ravi Bhalla endorses Felicia Singh for District 32 City Council seat

Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced his endorsement of Felicia Singh, Democratic Nominee for City Council in District 32. 

“As New Jersey’s first Sikh mayor, I am thrilled to endorse Felicia Singh,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “It’s about time we have Sikh representation in NYC too. Felicia is a teacher and daughter of immigrants who was raised with the pillar of seva, which in Sikhism is ‘selfless service.’ I know she will represent the people of her district selflessly and for the benefit of all.” 

In 2017, Mayor Ravi Bhalla became New Jersey’s first elected Sikh Mayor and was a member of Hoboken City Council for eight years. Felicia Singh is the Democratic nominee for City Council in District 32, the last remaining Republican-held city council seat in Queens. 

“I am thrilled to have the support of Mayor Ravi Bhalla, whose historic win was inspiring for our Sikh community,” said Felicia Singh. “The communities in District 32, like our Sikh neighbors throughout the district, deserve to have representation that understands and reflects our needs. I will fight for you and your families in City Hall”  

Felicia Singh was raised in an interfaith and intercultural home, her dad is a taxi driver from Punjab and her mom is a school bus matron from Guyana. If Singh wins the general election, she would be the first woman, the first Punjabi and Guyanese person, as well as Sikh and Muslim member to represent District 32 in the City Council. 

Mayor Bhalla joins elected Democrats who have already endorsed Singh’s campaign including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Senator Jessica Ramos, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, Assemblywoman Selvena Brooks-Powers, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, and Councilmember Khaleel Anderson. 

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