About Us: Katz, Kaplan, Ramos Reiner & Garcia

Why We Are Running:

  1. Affordability and Stable Taxes, Fiscal Responsibility
  • A record of Stable Taxes: Ensuring our residents who live here, can afford to stay here
  • Explore new revenue  opportunities to invest in our future
  • Supporting our small businesses, through marketing, grants, and collaboration
  • Expanding affordable housing opportunities by requiring every developer to set aside 20% of the new units built as affordable and creating new senior housing
  • Teaneck continues to be rated by Moody’s as a testament to the financial well being of the township. Current rating Aa2, the second highest bond rating a municipality can have.
  • Lowest Net Debt* in the Region

    * Net Debt is expressed as a percentage of equalized valuation and reported on Annual Debt Statements from surrounding communities

2. Recreation and Parks

  • Continued investment in our parks, upgrades of facilities like restrooms and fields and The Rodda Center
  • Expand inclusive recreation opportunities for our seniors and children alike
  • Create a park master plan to guide our investments in the parks
  • Explore new recreation opportunities such as kayaking in the Hackensack River
  • Bringing back Teaneck Day with activities for everyone including fireworks
3. Modernizing and enhancing Municipal Services
  • Expand digital municipal services through SDL and RecPro so our residents can engage on their time and have more access to what is going on
  • Expanding the recycling cans on wheels for our seniors and differently abled communities
  • Explore a more robust recycling program, including food waste, Styrofoam and more frequent collections
4. Investing in Our Community
  • Increased the number of roads paved year over year for a total of 18.71 miles paved over four years (an increase of 11% over the prior four years)
  • Ensuring our public safety personnel like fire and police are fully staffed and prepared for the call
  • Supporting community resources like the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corp (TVAC)
  • Funded the largest capital investment for the upcoming Library renovation in Township history
  • The Township was the first in the state to establish a vaccination distribution site through partnership with Holy Name Hospital providing 157,000 vaccines at the Rodda Center while prioritizing the Township’s seniors
  • Bringing back the 911 center to Teaneck PD by using forfeiture funds at no taxpayer expense




Deputy Mayor Elie Y. Katz

Deputy Mayor Elie Y. Katz has served the community of Teaneck for the last 25 years as a Member of the Council, Mayor, and is currently serving as Deputy Mayor. As a business owner, Elie understands how the Council can best encourage economic growth and development for Teaneck without raising taxes on the residents. 

  • Lifelong resident.
  • Current Deputy Mayor with over 25 years of experience on the Township Council
  • Local Business Owner

Councilman Keith Kaplan

Councilman Keith Kaplan is running for his second term on the Teaneck Council to continue building on his successes in improving the quality of life for all Teaneck Residents. Keith’s work as a Law Clerk at one of the most prestigious law firms in the country provides him the opportunity to assist residents with understanding Teaneck’s laws.

  • Teaneck Resident since 2007
  • Family
    • Wife, Stacy with 3 daughters
  • Education & Profession
    • Rutgers University
      • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  • Community Service
    • Member of Teaneck Township Council (2018-present)
    • Township of Teaneck Planning Board (2012-2018)
    • Township of Teaneck Environmental Commission
    • Teaneck Advisory Boards (Parks, Playgrounds, and Recreation Advisory Board)
    • Teaneck Swim Club Trustee (2014-present)
    • Congregation Shaare Tefillah of Teaneck
      • Former Director, Board of Directors
      • Numerous committees
    • Volunteer Ambulance Corps (1994-2001)
      • Responded to almost 2,000 emergency calls
    • Township of Teaneck Planning Board
      • Member 2016 – Present

Desiree Ramos Reiner

Desiree Ramos Reiner currently serves on the Teaneck Planning Board and is an active member of the Teaneck PTA. Desiree’s extensive experience as a Non-Profit Communications Executive and serving her community working for both the United States Senate and House of Representatives provides her the hands-on experience needed to make an immediate impact as a Member of the Teaneck Council. 

  • Teaneck resident raising two boys with her husband
    • Daughter of Cuban immigrants
  • Volunteer organizer and event emcee, Teaneck Si Se Puede Mural
  • Member of Township of Teaneck Planning Board
  • Member of SPOT, Special Parents of Teaneck
  • Member of SEPAG, Special Education Parents Advisory Group
  • Member of PTO/PTA (previously Bryant, now Hawthorne)

Latisha Garcia

Latisha Garcia serves as the troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Teaneck and prides herself on her service work volunteering for organizations such as the Oasis Women’s Home, and Helping Hands of Teaneck. Latisha’s experience working as an Assistant Controller with fashion power houses including Gucci provide her with a deep understanding of finance, design, and branding that will serve Teaneck well.

  • Lifelong Resident
    • Raising three children with her husband
  • Volunteer Experience:
    • Oasis Women’s Home
    • Helping Hands of Teaneck
    • Troop Leader for Girst Scouts of Teaneck
  • Assistant Controller of fashion powerhouses (including Gucci)
  • Graduate of Teaneck HS