Ridgewood Update
Oct 17, 2019 7:30 PM
Mayor Ramon Hache
Ridgewood Update

First-term Councilman Ramon Hache was sworn in as mayor on Sunday, becoming the first Latino to hold that post in the village.

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Ramon Hache succeeded Susan Knudsen, who had served as mayor since 2016. 

“As an immigrant youth who moved to Ridgewood over 30 years ago, I never imagined I would be up there today or that I would have been elected into office two years ago,” Hache said. “But for all the negative things you hear about the U.S., I continue to believe in the U.S. more than any other place. As they say, ‘only in America.’ And I truly believe that.”

Hache immigrated to the United States at age 10 from the Dominican Republic.

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