>> There you go.>> Thank you.>> Yeah, that was perfect.>> Congratulations.>> Thank you so much, nice meeting you.>> Hoboken Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla is taking his newfound fame in stride.>> Aw!>> He can hardly walk down the street without getting embraced by his new constituents.
One of the reasons being he's the first Sikh mayor in all of New Jersey, an accomplishment he says speaks to the national debates on race and identity.>> I really think this is a message that voters reject hate, they reject that type of messaging, and they wanna affirm that this city, Hoboken, is a diverse and welcoming community for all.
>> Congratulations.>> I appreciate it.>> Throughout Hoboken are welcoming Bhalla, Sarah Dorman says she's proud to live in the city that elected him.>> I think it's absolutely amazing, and I feel very proud to live in a community where that was. We're the first in New Jersey, so I feel like we're setting a good tone for the rest of the country.
>> A progressive tone that supporters say starts right here in Hoboken.