Councilman Mohamed T. Khairullah
Mohamed T. Khairullah was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1975. He moved with his family to Saudi Arabia where he received his education up to the tenth grade. He moved again with his family to the United States in 1991. His family settled in Prospect Park, NJ where he still resides. He started his community involvement in 1993 as a hospital volunteer. In 1994, he joined the local volunteer fire department. As a college student he was involved in several organizations such as the Muslims Society, United Asian Americans, and was a Student Government Representative. He graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 1998. Mr. Khairullah became a U.S. citizen in April of 2000. Within one year, he had filed his petition to run for Council in his borough. He overcame the negative backlash of “September 11” to be elected for his council seat less than two month after that national tragedy. In the same year, Mr. Khairullah changed his career path from management to education. He is currently a business education teacher in the Paterson school system. He is also the President of the Prospect Park Democratic Club and a member of the board of directors of the Paterson YMCA. Mr. Khairullah is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Education Administration from Montclair State University.