Ravinder Bhalla has become the first ever Sikh mayor of New Jersey`s Hoboken city after a stiff competition that turned ugly when he was labelled a terrorist in slanderous flyers. Bhalla was endorsed by current Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who in a surprising decision announced not to run for re-election in June. He is the first Sikh to hold elected office in New Jersey. Bhalla thanked his supporters for having faith in him, in their community, their state, and in the country. Only recently, Bhalla was labelled a terrorist in slanderous flyers left on car windshields.