Steve Gelber is a life long resident of the City of Hackensack and graduate of the Hackensack High School. Steve has strong Hackensack roots, he is a fourth generation Hackensackian, and third generation Comet. Steve graduated Hackensack High School in 2006 as a Top 20 Student. He served as the President of the E.T. Marlatt Chapter of the National Honor Society and as a four year letterman in Wrestling.
Steve went on to Boston University where he studied finance and graduated, with honors, obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. He currently works for an independent boutique wealth management firm.
Steve has always had an interest in the betterment and welfare of his community. He published his first letter to the editor (addressing the noise pollution of Teterboro Airport which was a hot topic in Hackensack at the time) in the Bergen Record as an eighth grade student. From a young age Steve understood that it was the duty of our elected officials to provide, not withhold, information to the community, be responsible advocates for those they serve, engage their constituents, and strive to make more with less. In October of 2003, as only a High School Sophomore, Steve displayed all of these ideals in another letter to the editor criticizing the city fathers for their neglect to the city website and waste of tax payer dollars in attempting to revamp the website.
Steve has been dismayed with the state of affairs in the City of Hackensack for some time. Likewise he has been frustrated with the lack of attention Hackensack has received from The Bergen Record and what he interprets to be the slanted and self-serving coverage that is provided in The County Seat (a Zisa owned periodical). He has watched as the city slipped further into the hands of individuals and special interests that he feels are more concerned with power, political patronage jobs, and political posturing than the genuine betterment of our city and schools. He has been and will continue to be an active vocal critic of the administration and advocate for the residents of Hackensack.