After college, Steven Fulop (@stevenfulop) worked in finance at Goldman Sachs which he then left after 9/11 to join the Marine Corps in Iraq.
In 2004 Mayor Fulop said yes to an opportunity to run for Congress, which he lost. However this sparked in him a passion for public service as he went on to serve for 8 years as a councilman and on May 14 2013 he was elected mayor of Jersey City at the age of 36.
In this interview conducted in city hall you’ll hear Mayor Fulop discuss his path to winning mayoral office, the magnetic pull of passion, and that on the other side of uncertainty may just be what you’re looking for:
“When I think about what’s made me successful, it’s a willingness to say, ‘Let’s try that and see where that goes’.” – Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop
For more on Mayor Fulop:
(Mayor Fulop at his election night victory rally, here
with his mother, Carmen Kohn; Photo: Hudson Reporter)
(Jersey City city hall)
(Feature photo by Mike McNamara)