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Meet Elie. Y. Katz



Elie Y. Katz is a politician and businessman. He has been on the Teaneck Township Council since 1998 and has served as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor Teaneck. In 2006, he was elected Mayor of Teaneck, making him the youngest person to serve in that office as well as the first Orthodox Jew. 

During his tenure on the Council, Elie is proud to have improved senior services and upgraded and created parks throughout Teaneck. He has worked closely with Township officials to upgrade business districts and create new ratables throughout the town.

Teaneck has seen difficult times in the last 20+ years and Elie has served with great pride. He traveled through Teaneck during Superstorm Sandy to assess the damage and during the worst health crisis of our time, Elie was instrumental in setting up one of the first vaccine clinics in the State. 

"It has been my honor serving the resident of Teaneck. I hope that this November, the community will allow me to continue the work we have started and keep Teaneck Moving Forward."


  • Lifelong Teaneck Resident

  • Teaneck Township Councilman, 1998 - present

  • Has Served as Mayor and Deputy Mayor 

  • 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

  • Co-Founder of Helping Hands Teaneck Food Pantry


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. If you would like to reach me directly please email or call 201-715-5179.

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