Alex Blanco

Alex Blanco
Mayor of Passaic, New Jersey
In office
November 2008 - November 2016
Preceded byGary Schaer
Succeeded byHector Lora
Member of the Passaic School Board
Personal details
BornDominican Republic
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Aurora Blanco
Alma mater Kean University
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
ProfessionMayor, Passaic, New Jersey


Alex Blanco (given birth to 1972) can be an American politician and mayor of Passaic, NJ, United States. He’s the 1st elected and second offering Dominican-American mayor in america.

Alex Blanco was created in the Dominican Republic in 1972. In 1984, when Alex was 12 years of age, he emigrated from La Vega Province to Passaic, NJ, with his mom, stepfather, and two siblings. Blanco's family members struggled economically and received foodstamps for a while during Alex's years as a child. He was paid with the Passaic College Board when planning on taking the SAT's. Blanco graduated Kean College or university and NY University of Podiatric Medication.Blanco was initially elected in November 2008 in a particular election to complete the unexpired term of ex - Mayor Samuel Rivera, who resigned after pleading guilty to attempted extortion. Blanco received around 28 percent from the 13,769 votes. In Apr 2009, he announced he was working to get a full-term, and was endorsed by Senator Bob Menendez. Blanco earned a complete four-year term in the Might election, defeating town supervisor Vincent Capuana. Blanco was sworn in July 1, 2009, when he started offering his four-year term.Blanco was referred to as the "basic American success tale" by Gary Schaer, whom Blanco replaced seeing that performing mayor in the 2008 particular election.

Bribery case and resignation

In November 2016, Blanco pled guilty to an individual federal government count of bribery, agreeing to resign immediately. Blanco accepted in courtroom to taking $110,000 in bribes from two unnamed casing developers in trade for directing a lot more than $200,000 in HUD money to a failed low-income casing development. He encounters up to a decade in federal jail upon sentencing, planned for Feb 2017. He was been successful by Passaic Region Freeholder Hector Lora, within an appointment created by the town Council.Blanco may be the second consecutive elected mayor of Passaic, and the 3rd in 2 decades (following Joseph Lipari and Sammy Rivera), to become convicted of or plead guilty to standard misconduct charges.