Pakistani-American Fauzia Janjua has made history by being elected as the mayor of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, marking a significant milestone in the township’s history.
The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Township Hall in Mount Laurel, where she took the oath with a Holy Quran. The event was graced by the presence of her husband and four sons, reflecting her strong family support. Carol Murphy, a notable New Jersey state woman, Assembly member, and congressional candidate, administered the oath, acknowledging Janjua’s remarkable achievement.
Embracing Heritage and Community Service
In her inaugural speech, Fauzia Janjua expressed immense pride in her Pakistani roots and the historic nature of her election, recognizing the significance of being the first Pakistani and Muslim woman mayor in Mount Laurel’s history.
Born in America to a father from Chakwal and a mother from Lahore, she embraced her Pakistani heritage and American upbringing. Janjua shared her education journey in the United States and her deep commitment to community service. She has actively taught prisoners and underprivileged children and established an NGO to further her community service.
Janjua is focused on her mayoral duties and committed to promoting the positive aspects of Muslim culture worldwide. As Deputy Mayor, she leveraged her position to foster understanding and appreciation of Muslim culture, contributing to a more inclusive and diverse community dialogue.