TEANECK,NJ– The Teaneck Township Council voted 6-0 to keep Mohammed Hameeduddin as mayor a reorganization meeting. The vote was triggerred by the election of new members to the council, the Patch reported.
Hameeduddin gained widespread media attention when he became Bergen Countyâ€™s first Muslim mayor in 2010.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) congratulated the returning and newly elected officials, noting the diverse ethnic mix of Teaneckâ€™s governing body.
â€œThe last time I was here, I was swearing in someone of Jewish descent,â€ Menendez said. â€œToday, we swear someone who is of Muslim descent. It teaches us in America that we can all come together and achieve for a beloved community the common good.â€