Peter Suh Appointed as Fort Lee’s First Korean American City Councilman


Peter Suh has been appointed as the first Korean American city councilman in Fort Lee, N.J., which has the second highest Korean-American density of any municipality in the U.S.

Peter Suh, a member of the Fort Lee Board of Education, will serve as Fort Lee’s first KA city councilman.
(Photo via The Korea Times)

According to The Korea Times, Suh was reportedly approved by the city council to replace Jan Goldberg, who resigned last month to become the borough’s management specialist. Suh will serve as an appointee until November, when voters will elect three council members to complete Goldberg’s term. In order to keep his position permanently, Suh will have to run in the election and win the seat by public vote.

It’s been reported that Suh has already completed an application for candidacy to win the seat as an elected councilman.

Featured photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images via New York Observer.