Enjoy this passionate, informative and hilarious colloquy as The Honorable Andre Sayegh, current mayor of Paterson NJ holds nothing back as we dissect his life and answer questions from fellow Patersonian. Born and grown in Paterson to immigrant parents, who separated early in his life. Andre shares of the influence his mother had on him; as a bus driver, he saw her get up and serve every morning, maintaining the household and being the sole provider for both him and his younger brother. Reflecting, he notes she was the catalyst for his urge to become a public servant. His journey through high school was lackluster to say the least, finishing 141st out of 141 students, Andre confidently owns this stage of his life “Last in my class going nowhere fast.” Seeing the hard work and dedication of his mother, he decided; yes, he made the decision to do better. Community college was the beginning of the new, applied Andre Sayegh, finishing with a 4.0 GPA. Great grades, Scholarships and students loans got him into Seaton Hall where he graduated summa cum laude and onto Columbia University. Listen as he highlighted the various jobs he held, selling beepers in Newark to the various fast food joints, Andre notes working in all these customer service oriented business solidify his urge to be a public servant.
“I feel safe in my city,” The Honorable Andre Sayegh passionately speaks of city’s accomplishment taking guns off the streets, the redevelopment of the parks and future plans for The Paterson Great Falls and Hinchliffe Stadium. From his family, to his influences and his top 5 rappers. Transparent, Knowledgeable, passionate and service driven; The Honorable Andre Sayegh, mayor City of Paterson here to put Paterson back on the map. Enjoy