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>> 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.
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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.
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>> 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.
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>> A progressive tone that supporters say starts right here in Hoboken.