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Town Appoints First Female African American Mayor in Bergen County History

Lizette Parker was unanimously voted in at a reorganization meeting Tuesday, report says.

During a reorganization meeting Tuesday, the Teaneck town council made Bergen County history.

The council voted unanimously to appoint Lizette Parker mayor, making her the first African American female mayor not only in Teaneck's history, but in Bergen County's, NorthJersey.com reported.

Parker is a two-term councilwoman who won a municipal election this May, the report said. Before taking the helm during the rest of Teaneck's council meeting this week, Parker commented on her historic appointment.

“To my [toddler] daughter, Alyssa, who does not realize what is happening this evening, she will grow up and know she can be anything she wants — even Teaneck mayor and things beyond,” she said in her acceptance speech, NorthJersey.com reported.

TWP. Guy July 03, 2014 at 08:44 AM
I am ecstatic for Lizette, but it seems she's moving in the wrong direction by telling her daughter she can be anything. There is no longer that barrier no story was written about the first Hispanic Mayor of Bergenfield, Condoleezza Rice and then you have Menendez, the Mayor of Paterson and the entire staff of our capitol city, Trenton who were hauled out of office in handcuffs. As for Menedez that's a no brainer and for Paterson the state has be a watchdog and still have not been punished for taking illegal overtime for the Sandy storm. Yes Lizette whe can be anything we want but you do it with pride and diligence. I wish you the best and I hope you look deep into all your departments for the abuses of power. In my dictionary, there is no word "entitlement"
genevieve maiberger July 03, 2014 at 09:39 AM
Congratulation,Lizette.You earned this!
jackie miller July 03, 2014 at 09:42 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!YEAH!!!!!!!
ralph July 03, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Congratulations Lizette all the best
Vicki Sola July 05, 2014 at 07:26 PM
Congratulations to Lisette Parker, our new mayor!

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