Gov. Phil murphy ceremonially swore Helmin Caba in as Perth Amboy mayor Friday afternoon, ushering in a new era in the Middlesex City.
“I am extremely honored to have been elected the mayor of the City of Perth Amboy and to accept the responsibilities that are entrusted in me,” Caba said. “Through perseverance and the labor of love we have for our city, you are the reason we are joined together today.”
The new mayor replaces three-term Mayor Wilda Diaz, whom he defeated in a runoff last month after none of the five candidates who sought the mayorship in November were able to secure a majority of first-round votes.
Caba and his council running mates, Rose Morales and BJ Torres were sworn into their positions on Jan. 1.
“My administration will be inclusive and open. Many decisions will be data-driven, noting that best city ideas often result from public participation,” Caba said. “I encourage more residents to get civically involved in our community and to share their ideas on how to move our City forward.”