Mayor Reacts to Congressional Redistricting
What do you think about Teaneck's split congressional district?
In an interview with NJ.com, Hameeduddin said:
“I just think, for my town, it's very upsetting that I have one group of people represented by another congressman. I think it's ridiculous."
Congressional redistricting moved a large section of Teaneck into the 5th congressional district, a Republican-leaning block represented by conservative Rep. Scott Garrett. A section of the township was put into a newly drawn 9th District.
Rep. Steve Rothman, who had represented all of Teaneck in the 9th, plans to run against fellow Democrat Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. for the redrawn 9th District. Hameeduddin was listed as a Rothman supporter in a statement released by the campaign.