MAYOR Mike Ghassali
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Candidate in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District

"Keep the American
Dream Alive"

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  • SECURE THE BORDER
  • PROTECT THE 2A
  • PRO-LIFE
  • STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP

Meet Mike

My family and I came to the United States LEGALLY in the 1980’s seeking the American Dream. Growing up, Ronald Reagan was a role model of mine, and his message that free American’s can achieve anything they set out to do still inspires me to this day.

Both of my parents were tailors and I saw the value of hard work from an early age. At times they struggled to make ends meet, but I learned the value of perseverance, which led me to becoming an American citizen. I put myself through school, grew a business and started a family in pursuit of the American Dream.

I have been fortunate to have a successful business career. I started off by opening hair salons, but eventually sold those to my employees, so that they too could have a shot at being a successful business owner. Since then, I’ve worked in the corporate world and then eventually started my own supply chain business, which was eventually acquired by a larger company. In 2011, after years of success in business, I decided I wanted to give back and joined Feed the Children to combat child hunger in America, helping families and veterans across the country.

My political career began when I was elected to the Montvale City Council, and in 2015 I was elected Mayor. In four short years we were able to turn Montvale into a booming town, bringing in over 100 new businesses, 4000 new jobs, and cutting taxes. Recently I was re-elected to my second term as Mayor.

As for my education, I have degrees in Biology and Sociology, and currently hold an active TS/SCI security clearance for work as a contract language analyst. I live in Montvale with my wife Maryann, and my two sons, Ellie and Danny.

Mike

Mike Ghassali
Candidate for Congress NJ-5

My political career began when I was elected to the Montvale City Council, and in 2015 I was elected Mayor. In four short years we were able to turn Montvale into a booming town, bringing in over 100 new businesses, 4000 new jobs, and cutting taxes. Recently I was re-elected to my second term as Mayor.

As for my education, I have degrees in Biology and Sociology, and currently hold an active TS/SCI security clearance for work as a contract language analyst. I live in Montvale with my wife Maryann, and my two sons, Ellie and Danny.

Mike

Mike Ghassali
Candidate for Congress NJ-5

Meet Mike

My family and I came to the United States LEGALLY in the 1980’s seeking the American Dream. Growing up, Ronald Reagan was a role model of mine, and his message that free American’s can achieve anything they set out to do still inspires me to this day.

Both of my parents were tailors and I saw the value of hard work from an early age. At times they struggled to make ends meet, but I learned the value of perseverance, which led me to becoming an American citizen. I put myself through school, grew a business and started a family in pursuit of the American Dream.

I have been fortunate to have a successful business career. I started off by opening hair salons, but eventually sold those to my employees, so that they too could have a shot at being a successful business owner. Since then, I’ve worked in the corporate world and then eventually started my own supply chain business, which was eventually acquired by a larger company. In 2011, after years of success in business, I decided I wanted to give back and joined Feed the Children to combat child hunger in America, helping families and veterans across the country.

My political career began when I was elected to the Montvale City Council, and in 2015 I was elected Mayor. In four short years we were able to turn Montvale into a booming town, bringing in over 100 new businesses, 4000 new jobs, and cutting taxes. Recently I was re-elected to my second term as Mayor.

As for my education, I have degrees in Biology and Sociology, and currently hold an active TS/SCI security clearance for work as a contract language analyst. I live in Montvale with my wife Maryann, and my two sons, Ellie and Danny.

Mike

Mike Ghassali
Candidate for Congress NJ-5

Endorsements

The Honorable Kim Guadagno, former Lt. Governor of New Jersey

Mayor John Glidden, Closter

Mayor John Kramer, Old Tappan

Mayor Glen Jasionowski, River Vale

Mayor Peter Calamari, Washington Township

Mayor John Ruocco, Hillsdale

Mayor Norman Schmelz, Bergenfield

Mayor Joanne Minichetti, Upper Saddle River

Mayor James P. Barsa, Norwood

Mayor Christopher Kelemen, Bogota

Mayor Daniel H. Pronti, North Arlington

Mayor Jack DeLorenzo, Hasbrouck Heights

Councilwoman Annmarie Russo-Vogelsang, Montvale

Councilwoman Rose Curry, Montvale

Councilman Dieter Koelling, Montvale

Councilman Zoltan Horvath, Hillsdale

Councilman Tim Lane, Montvale

Councilman Anthony DeRosa, Hillsdale

Councilman Doug Arendacks, Montvale

Councilman Joesph Yammarino, Closter

Committeeman Rudy Boonstra, Wyckoff

Councilman Corrado Belgiovine, Woodcliff Lake

Councilwoman Victoria Amitai, Closter

Councilwoman Alissa Latner, Closter

Councilman Thomas Gallagher, Old Tappan

Councilman Matthew Nalbandian, Old Tappan

Councilman Yhu, Old Tappan

Councilman Victor Cioce, Old Tappan

Councilman Guy Carnazza, Old Tappan

Councilman Ron Binaghi, Old Tappan

Chairman Jim Arakelian, River Edge GOP

Chairman Steve Hopper, District 39 GOP

Committeeman John Samuel, Oradell GOP

Chairman Forrest Elliot, Wood-ridge GOP

Chairman Chris Roche, Montvale GOP

President Corinne Kerner, Saddle River GOP Club

Chairman Michael Gardner, Oradell GOP

Committeewoman Micheline Attieh, Paramus GOP

Committeeman Joseph Hakim, Dumont GOP

Committeewoman Aqnelique Hakim, Dumont GOP

Committeewoman James Montano, Fairlawn GOP

Former Bergen County Executive William Pat Schuber

Former Councilwoman Celeste Homychak, New Milford

Former Chairman Michael Ryan, District 39 GOP

Former Freeholder and GOP Committeeman John Felice, River Edge

STRONG BORDER SECURITY
The United States is a nation of laws. I support securing our borders and strong enforcement of our existing immigration laws. Like many Americans, my family and I came to this country legally. We learned English and assimilated into American life. This type of legal immigration helped build this country and will continue to do so, but people must come LEGALLY.

REPEAL THE SALT CAP
If given the honor to serve in Congress, I pledge to never raise taxes on my constituents and to constantly fight to lower their taxes. This includes fighting to repeal the SALT Cap so that New Jersey residents are not taxed out of their homes. While I support 99% of the Trump tax cuts, the SALT cap punished too many middle class homeowners because of Trenton’s incompetence. President Trump would much rather work with myself rather than someone who tried to impeach and remove him from office!

END SANCTUARY CITIES
In 2017, I issued an executive order stating that we would NEVER allow Montvale to become a sanctuary city. We need to protect our citizens and our law enforcement professionals by stopping the progressive open borders movement that has taken over our political conversation. I propose revoking federal funding for all states and localities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts.

FIGHT FOR OUR MILITARY AND VETERANS
Our active duty service members and veterans deserve our support while they are overseas and when they return. I will fight to fully fund the Department of Defense and ensure our service members have the best technology to continue our fight against those who wish to bring us harm. We need to continue improving the VA and working with President Trump to do so.

PROTECTING THE 2nd AMENDMENT
I will do all I can to prevent those who want to disarm law-abiding citizens and take away their second amendment rights. The founders understood to keep the people from ever being oppressed by a tyrannical government the second amendment should and shall never be infringed.

REPEAL THE SALT CAP
If given the honor to serve in Congress, I pledge to never raise taxes on my constituents and to constantly fight to lower their taxes. This includes fighting to repeal the SALT Cap so that New Jersey residents are not taxed out of their homes. While I support 99% of the Trump tax cuts, the SALT cap punished too many middle class homeowners because of Trenton’s incompetence. President Trump would much rather work with myself rather than someone who tried to impeach and remove him from office!

END SANCTUARY CITIES
In 2017, I issued an executive order stating that we would NEVER allow Montvale to become a sanctuary city. We need to protect our citizens and our law enforcement professionals by stopping the progressive open borders movement that has taken over our political conversation. I propose revoking federal funding for all states and localities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts.

FIGHT FOR OUR MILITARY AND VETERANS
Our active duty service members and veterans deserve our support while they are overseas and when they return. I will fight to fully fund the Department of Defense and ensure our service members have the best technology to continue our fight against those who wish to bring us harm. We need to continue improving the VA and working with President Trump to do so.

PROTECTING THE 2nd AMENDMENT
I will do all I can to prevent those who want to disarm law-abiding citizens and take away their second amendment rights. The founders understood to keep the people from ever being oppressed by a tyrannical government the second amendment should and shall never be infringed.

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