Hasani K. Council, President

Hasani K. Council
Hasani K. Council
2020 – 2026

Hasani Council was born and raised in the South Ward of the City of Newark and he attended George Washington Carver Elementary School and graduated from University High School. From a young age, Hasani was active as a public servant and a public education advocate fighting for the residents of the City of Newark. He played and coached Pop Warner Football and Little League Baseball in the South Ward. He continues to serve as a mentor and role model to others in his community.

As a student at University High School, Hasani was an active civil servant, fighting for social justice and for equality for his peers  and students across the district.  His strong belief in justice and his need to bring awareness to injustice drives his advocacy for equity and fairness.

Upon graduating from University High School, Hasani began his studies at Montclair State University. There, he became a student leader and served as a member of various organizations on campus. From the very first day that he arrived on campus, he got involved with the campus community and decided to help make positive changes that would benefit the student body.

At Montclair State, Hasani was elected Vice President of his Hall Council and later elected as the Executive Vice President of the Residence Hall Association. Hasani also served as a member of the Student Government Association in the capacity of a legislator, as well as serving on three committees, one of which he served as the chairperson.

Hasani was elected to the Montclair State University Board of Trustees where he served two years as a Student Trustee working closely with the president of the university. He was also inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success, as well as, the Red Hawk Pride Society. Hasani received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science followed a Master of Arts degree in Law and Governance.

He currently serves as Chief of Staff to South Ward Council Member Patrick Council. Hasani also serves as Democratic District Leader in the 36th District of the South Ward. He formerly worked as a Legislative Aide for former South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, the United Community Corporation as a Counselor and also worked in several internship positions with both the City of Newark and the Passaic County Democratic Committee.

Hasani is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated where he served as chapter president for his undergraduate chapter. He also served on the fraternity’s regional political and civic engagement committee. Hasani is currently a Jr. Deacon at St. John Baptist Church and is very active in the church community.

Hasani believes every student deserves great teachers and that great teachers deserve the opportunity to positively shape and change the lives of their students. To this end, he works tirelessly to ensure more educational freedoms for all.