ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Elie

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MY BACKGROUND

Elie Y. Katz is a politician and businessman. He served as the Mayor of Teaneck from 2006 to 2008. Katz was elected to the Teaneck Township Council in 1997. He was elected Mayor of Teaneck in 2006, making him the youngest person to serve in that office as well as the first Orthodox Jew. Katz served until 2008, when he was replaced by Kevie Feit. Katz served as deputy mayor in 2016 when Lizette Parker died in office. He thus filled in as acting mayor for several months until the town council elected Mohammed Hameeduddinon July 1, 2016.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Lifelong Teaneck Resident

  • Teaneck Township Councilman, 1998 - present

  • Deputy Mayor 2000-2002

  • Mayor 2006-2008

  • Teaneck Business Owner

  • Life member, Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps

  • Chairman, Teaneck Youth Advisory Board 1991-1992 (age 16) 

  • Teaneck Advisory Board on Community Relations

  • Teaneck Fire Department Box 54

  • Teaneck Police Crime Stoppers Program

LETTER TO THE PEOPLE

Dear Teaneck,

It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve on the Teaneck Township Council for the past 16 years. During this time, my wife, Esther, and I started a family in the township and we are extremely proud to call Teaneck our home. I have had the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life and to serve on countless committees and boards. I believe so much has been done to improve Teaneck but there is still so much more we can do. I have voted to strengthen our emergency services and improve our essential facilities and transportation for our seniors and establish new programs. We have implemented new recycling and environmentally-conscious programs that I believe make Teaneck one of the greenest communities in New Jersey.​

Most importantly, I have pioneered revenue-generating programs that have helped offset taxes for our residents. Major corporations are now paying for sewer services and guests at our hotel, the Glenpointe Marriott, are paying a hotel tax. There is also now paid merchant and commuter parking in several lots in the township. With a stagnant economy, increased fuel prices, and an increased demand for township services, we are faced with new challenges. I look forward to speaking with as many residents as possible throughout this campaign, learning about what is now important to you. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions or concerns by phone