" It's time for Hoboken to get back to basics by fixing potholes, cleaning sidewalks and using technology to ease the parking crunch, but we also need a vision for our future. A vision that brings a European-style market to our train terminal, invests in our schools and pushes to protect Hoboken against flooding faster and more efficiently. "

- 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.

In 2018 Mike was selected by Insider NJ as the 16th most influential millennial in NJ and also ranked #16 on the LGBTQ Power List, Mike is 36.