Albert Granell (Applied)
Running for Mayor of North Arlington in NJ
Who am I?
Al Granell first served on the North Arlington governing body from 2007 thru 2010 and then from 2013 to 2015. Al was also the borough technology liaison and works with various charitable organizations including Autism Speaks. He is married to former North Arlington Board of Education Trustee Sharon Granell, who is the daughter of Arthur Miller of Art Roberts Photography Studio. One of North Arlington's longest running businesses. They have two children Adam and Alexis Granell who both attended the Queen of Peace Grammar school and graduated from North Arlington High School. AL has also recently completed the Office of Emergency Management or Bergen County Certification for CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and CART(Community Animal Response Team).
Politically, he is the former New Jersey District 36 Democratic vice Chair and has served on the New Jersey State Democratic Committee, representing the New Jersey Democratic Delegation in attending both the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions. In Denver 2008, Charlotte 2012 for Barack Obama and in Philly in 2016 he was a pledged Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 DNC.
He is also the former North Arlington Democratic County Committee vice Chair and formerly served on the Bergen County Democratic County Committee and a former President of the North Arlington Democratic Club. Al now serves as the Social Media Chair for the NJDSC Progressive Caucus and is a member of the OUR REVOLUTION Bergen County Chapter as well as its Political Committee Chair.
What am I fighting for?
In 2016, I had the honor of being one of the Democratic Delegates to the DNC in Philly as a Bernie Sanders delegate to serve and represent New Jersey. We had much success in spreading the word on Democratic issues like Healthcare\Single Payer, Taxes in New Jersey, Education, Women's rights, Immigration, the fight for $15, and the fight for our environment, across our nation , our state and our borough.
This year and moving forward , we are hoping for even greater success, and I hope you will join me in that journey. That is why I’m excited to announce to you that I'm running for Mayor of North Arlington in 2018. North Arlington wants and needs not just a voice in the community, but in the county and the state as well. I believe North Arlington wants someone who is finally looking out for them. We need an advocate. I have that experience on the local, county and state level.
With your help, I will be our voice. I will speak up on the issues that matter to North Arlington on all levels of government. I hope to speak up for seniors, veteran, residents, small business owners and families. I promise, I will stay committed to my principles, I will continue to fight for North Arlington and being an advocate for NA. I will always listen to you, and I will work to enhance the quality of life here for the people of North Arlington.
My DFA Values
The Progressive movement has enabled millions of people who felt they never had a voice in the political arena to become politically engaged. Not for issues fed to them by institutional politicians. But the issues that matter to them. But real issues affecting the 99% of all Americans.
People of all types and diverse backgrounds for the first time became involved in issues like the fight for 15, healthcare, immigration, the environment, racial justice and so many more. These issues impact all of us is something because we are dealing with this every day. These issues are not just national issues. But local issues as well. It's important for us that support the DFA not to lose its momentum in getting these issues addressed. We need to support progressives who will work to address them. We need to support the candidates who share these values as they run for office. Progressive candidates will be the change in helping to transform our local and state politics.
The endorsement by DFA for my Mayoral bid mimics my success and run to be a delegate in New Jersey. It affirms my shared position on the progressive issues that mattered to me before I became a delegate. Changing government from the bottom up.