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    12.11.14 Jonathan Wong ’17 Wins New Jersey Town Council Seat
    Brooklyn Law School - Jonathan Wong '17

    First-year student Jonathan Wong ’17 won one of the four seats in a hotly contested race in November among 10 candidates for the Mawah, NJ, Township Council. His four-year term begins Jan. 8, 2015.

    This was Wong’s second Township Council race. Last year he ran for the seat of a retired council member. Although he lost that race, Wong remained interested in the council’s work, attending all council meetings as he campaigned for the November 2014 election. His new position on the council is part time -- a schedule that allows him to continue his studies at Brooklyn Law School.

    Wong came to Brooklyn Law School to pursue a career in real estate and business. “I have a real estate license, but one thing you can’t do with a real estate license is be your own lawyer,” he said. Wong is president of Trinity Property, a property management company, and is employed as a real-estate broker for Full Service Realty.

    Wong is excited to be a part of the democratic process in his hometown. "I decided to run for the council seat to fight for honesty and transparency,” said Wong, who also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. “I've gotten a lot of support and was very encouraged."

    Wong has resided in the township for 19 years. He graduated from Mahwah High School in 2009, and earned his bachelor's degree in finance from City University of New York, Baruch College, in 2013.

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