Indian American Ravi Bhalla elected New Jersey town Mayor

November 8 – On Tuesday, Ravi Bhalla was elected as the first Sikh mayor of Hoboken. Bhalla, a lawyer, was a target of an anti-sikh campaign that said “Don’t let terrorism take over our town!” Bhalla was born in the United States. The pamphlets against Bhalla were sent by a rival candidate, who denied the involvement and called for a criminal investigation.