Indian origin Ajmar AJ Johal was named town council president in the Borough of Carteret, New Jersey. He is the first Asian, Indian-American, to have been made council president in the local government of Carteret.
A borough is an administrative division that has its government. Carteret is a borough in Middlesex County, in the US state of New Jersey.
The Punjabi Sikh was first elected to the council in 2016, as its first Asian Indian-American member as well as the first Indian American board of education member. On his elevation, Johal credited his previous experience linked to public life and a long association with the council, which led him to being council president.