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Hasbrouck Heights Democrats

Empowering Hasbrouck Heights: Building Together for a Brighter Future!

Mary Call Blanusa

Mary Call Blanusa is a dedicated advocate for Hasbrouck Heights, deeply committed to community engagement, education, and sustainable development. Born and raised in our town, attending Corpus Christi and Paramus Catholic, Mary returned here in 2007 to raise her two boys in the same vibrant community that shaped her own upbringing.

Mary's leadership and service in Hasbrouck Heights are exemplary. She has been an integral part of various community organizations, serving as an 8-year member and former president of the Junior Woman's Club. Additionally, Mary has been actively involved in local politics, serving as a Democratic Committeewoman since 2008 and as Municipal Co-Chair from 2009 to 2022.

Education advocacy holds a special place in Mary's heart. She has tirelessly worked to enhance educational opportunities for Hasbrouck Heights students, collaborating with schools and PTAs to develop programs like the Middle School Spelling Bee. Mary's dedication to education extends beyond our town; her current role as Director of Public Policy at The Alliance for Decision Education allows her to work with leaders nationwide to empower K-12 students with strong decision-making skills, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

During the challenging times of the pandemic, Mary demonstrated exceptional leadership as the Executive Director of the Northern NJ Community Foundation. Through her efforts, over $500,000 was raised to support local organizations addressing the impacts of COVID-19. Mary's innovative approach also led to the establishment of fiscal sponsorship for the Hasbrouck Heights Green Team, facilitating grant funding for environmental projects in our town.

With over 20 years of experience in public policy at both state and federal levels, Mary brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Her work is deeply rooted in a commitment to building a more equitable education system and empowering young people to make informed decisions about their futures.

Mary Call Blanusa's vision, dedication, and proven track record make her an ideal candidate for Hasbrouck Heights Town Council. Let's join Mary in shaping a brighter future for our community together.

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Democrat candidate for council

Democrat candidate for council

Kim Sealy

Kim Sealy is a Hasbrouck Heights elementary school parent who attends every soccer and basketball game possible, including travel, where she can be seen cheering from the sidelines. Outside of being a sports mama, Kim supports the local Girl Scout troop where her daughter is a proud Brownie and one of the many top cookie sellers. Kim’s volunteer work spans from Bergen to Union County where she serves in several capacities both as an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and Jack and Jill of America Inc. Kim serves as a mentor for young women pursuing media as a career along with women-at-risk through her volunteerism.

During daytime hours, Kim is known in her respective industry as a Media Maven where she has held roles of Group Publisher, Business Development Director and currently, Enterprise Sales Manager in Ad Tech. She is a member of She Runs It, Sistas in Sales and the Advertising Club of New York. She has a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies and Communication from the New School University. Just recently, Kim was appointed on the Women In Leadership Sales Advisory Board of Mercy University where she will be receiving a leadership certification after course completion in May.

Outside of work, Heights sports, and volunteerism, she enjoys reading in her monthly book club, roller skating (a hobby picked up again after years of skating as a youth), listening to her favorite playlists throughout the day, relaxing at the town pool, and hitting her favorite beaches both home and away. 


Democrat candidate for council

Chelsea Emery

Chelsea Emery is a Hasbrouck Heights parent, community volunteer and leader.

She is very active in Heights town-wide activities, cofounded the Hasbrouck Heights Green Team CSA, volunteers with the Green Team and Meadowlands YMCA Food Bank, and has two children who attended Hasbrouck Heights schools (one has graduated). 


Professionally, Chelsea is a reporter and editor who has worked for global publications including BBC and Reuters. Currently, she's executive editor of Staffing Industry Analysts, a Crain publication. Chelsea has a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and speaks Spanish and Japanese. 

When she's not hounding her HHHS junior to finish her homework, Chelsea attends as many of the Hasbrouck Heights Library talks as possible and enjoys attending the Hasbrouck Heights Garden Club meetings. She believes in shopping locally, planting natively and thinking globally. 

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