Mussab Ali

Mussab Ali is a recent Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Rutgers-Newark University majoring in Biology and Economics where he served as the President of the Muslim Students Association.

Mussab was first elected to the Jersey City Board of Education in 2017 in a grassroots campaign that was endorsed by Khizr Khan. Mussab became the youngest elected official in Jersey City history as well as the youngest Muslim elected official in the country.

Mussab was recently reelected by a record margin garnering over 22,000 votes citywide. In this position, he serves as the chair of the Facilities Committee, Technology Committee, as well as the Transportation, Safety, & Security Committee. In this role, he has fought for student voice, halal school lunch, reforms in dress code, recycling, balancing a budget deficit of over $70 million and much more.

Mussab was also appointed to the inaugural Immigration Affairs Commission in Jersey City in 2017 and elected as the vice chair by his peers. Mussab was awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship in 2017, was as an Eagleton Undergraduate Associate Class of 2018, and was recently selected as a Schwarzman Scholar Class of 2020.

Most recently, Mussab is working to start a non-profit with the goal of training the next generation of activists, organizers, and grassroots leaders.