“Our neighborhood deserves a representative who stands up for what’s right, even when it isn’t easy. We need independent leadership, new energy and new ideas, and that’s what I’ll always deliver as your Councilman.” - Mike DeFusco
Mike DeFusco is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and Hoboken homeowner. In November 2015, he defeated a 21-year incumbent to represent Hoboken’s First Ward on the City Council. Prior to his election, he served five years as the youngest-ever Commissioner on the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Mike works in the private sector as a media executive at a Fortune 500 company in Manhattan where he is responsible for managing a multi-million dollar budget and a large team of employees. He's a progressive Democrat who believes strongly in the party's core values of inclusiveness, fairness and opportunity.