My name is John Milan Sebik and I’m running for Council at Large. I was born in Jersey City but moved to Bayonne when I was six. I have two sisters and three brothers. My mother is German and Ukrainian and my father is from Slovakia. I have attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School, Bayonne High School, and Pace University. I have also recently earned a Master of Science Degree from NJCU specializing in National, Cyber, and Corporate security. The majority of my career has been in Distribution Management and Logistics, working in union and non-union environments. I have worked in support of Federal Contracts, at large corporations and at a start-up company.
I have a deep love and passion for Bayonne, however the Bayonne that was is not the Bayonne that is. Politicians have taken for years and have not given back. I genuinely miss the days of innocence and comaraderie.
The Mayor has failed to follow through on his word to increase the tax base, failed to create jobs, failed to bring any real redevelopment to the Military Ocean Terminal, failed to improve the quality of life for citizens and failed to reinvent the Broadway shopping district. The promises of the last six years have not brought any fresh ideas or new energy to our town. I believe that is obvious to all who live here.
We need to reset our town, our Bayonne. We need to keep a revolving door of engagement with our citizens and property and business owners. I know Bayonne will do best not with an out of touch government but with a New open government willing to listen and work with its citizens who have not only a vested interest in our community but also a shared responsibility for our community’s future.
I am committed to serving citizens’ interest and not special interests. I will work hard to make City Hall the most transparent city government in New Jersey. I will work with all serious builders and developers. I will negotiate the best deal for Bayonne’s taxpayers. I will engage in a campaign to bring in new businesses to Broadway using common sense tax incentives to business owners and property owners and truly bring back a great center of town and a new revitalized hub of commerce. I will not engage in long term abatements that do nothing to lessen the burden on the taxpayers of this great town. It is about time the taxpayers of Bayonne get a deserved break on taxes. Finally, I will work hard to put the unity back in our Community and invite anyone who wants to play a part in something new and something real to step up and feel free to contact me personally or the campaign. I look forward to sharing not only my energy but the energy of our team with you. I pledge a better Bayonne.
JOHN MILAN SEBIK
Candidate Council at Large