Mike Khader is a husband, father, homeowner and proud life-long resident of Yonkers. He is running for City Council President because he knows that we can do better. The pride that the people of Yonkers have in our community, our strong values and commitment to our neighbors give us all the tools we need to improve our City, and we deserve a Council President who can put a fresh perspective on how to meet the challenges of now and the future.
Mike will fight for us because he’s one of us. He’s a product of public schools and a proud public school parent; a homeowner who understands what it’s like to look at a tax bill and wonder where all that money is going; and a small business owner who knows the importance of the bottom line.
Growing up with an interest in public service, particularly law and public safety, Mike attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice and went on to earn his law degree from Western New England School of Law before entering private practice. But after 9/11, Mike decided to lay aside his successful law career to serve the public in one of the greatest honors of his life – working in the Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service.
After serving, Mike returned to Yonkers where he resumed his legal career. With his wife and three beautiful children, Mike wants what we all want for our City, so he is returning to public service by running for Council President. Our city is a beautiful place to live, work, and raise a family but we face mounting challenges in our City’s ability to meet its basic services: ensuring safe streets, providing top quality schools, creating jobs, protecting seniors and improving our quality of life. We need a Council president who is up to these challenges, who knows how to stand up in a fight, and who will always put our values first.
It is time for the change that Yonkers deserves, and that change can happen by electing Mike Khader as Yonkers City Council President.