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Local Address: New York City, New York, United States
Racelis Realty , Inc.

Employment History

  • Kennedy Boulevard Chairman
    Boyd Avenue Homeowners Association
  • Kennedy Boulevard Chairman
    Boyd Court
  • Commissioner and Chairman
    Jersey City Housing Authority

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Jersey City Online
  • Board Member
    Jersey City
  • Board Member
    Southside Johnny
  • Commissioner and Chairman and Treasurer
    Jersey City Parking Authority
  • Board Member
    Jersey City Housing Authority
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Web References
Jersey City Online -City of Jersey City General Information -"Let Jersey City Prosper Online", 30 June 2014 [cached]
Greg Racelis Director of Economic Opportunity 201-547-4947 201-547-4941
Jersey City, NEW JERSEY, April 14, ..., 14 April 2005 [cached]
Jersey City, NEW JERSEY, April 14, 2005 --- As Filipino population in Hudson County has continued to grow over the years, Gregorio "Greg" V. Racelis said this is the right time to be unified and have a Filipino representative in the Jersey City Council.
Racelis, an active leader in the Filipino community, is running for City Council in Ward B. The election is set for May 10.
"I thought I have retired, but for the sake of the Filipino community, I just want to make a difference, particularly among the contituents of Ward B," Racelis said. "I would like to utilize my experience and apply my acquired knowledge for the common good of the community."
The areas of Ward B includes the west part of Bergen Avenue, West side Avenue, and from Broadman Parkway to Route 440 to Broadway Avenue.
"We always say that there must be a Filipino representative in the council, but we really have to make it happen. Otherwise, we will be taken for granted," Racelis said.
Four years ago, he ran for councilor in the same ward, but lost.
Racelis is also the former president for the Garden Filipino American Association, former deputy commander for the Knights of Rizal, and former director of Economic Opportunity Jersey City.
Married to Cita Eleazar, and have three professional children and five grandchildren, Racelis is currently the owner and broker for Racelis Realty, Inc. Also, he is the Ege Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard Chairman for the Boyd Court and Boyd Avenue Homeowners Association, and technical adviser for the Philippine American Friendship Committee, Inc. (PAFCOM).
"Let us be one and help one another to achieve our goals in strengthening our own Filipino community," Racelis said.
Jersey City Online -City of Jersey City General Information -"Let Jersey City Prosper Online", 18 Mar 2006 [cached]
Greg Racelis Director of Economic Opportunity 201-547-4947 201-547-4941
Fil-Ams gather to support ..., 21 April 2005 [cached]
Fil-Ams gather to support Racelis
Jersey City, NEW JERSEY, April 21, 2005 --- In a rare show of unity, Filipino business people, politicians and supporters joined together in a dinner party Friday night to raise funds for Racelis, the only Filipino-American candidate in May 10 elections.
"I'm running for Council on a belief that we can have a responsive, proactive, and practical government that will work for our people and help to stabilize our taxes. I'll see to it that those tax dollars will go to create safer neighborhoods for Ward B," said Racelis, amid rousing applause of about 300 supporters.
During his kick-off party, National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President-Jersey City chapter- Kabili Tayari gave a ringing endorsement of Racelis.
We need to have Greg Racelis elected to empower the Filipino Americans," said Tayari, who was a former president of the Jersey City Board of Education.
"The late mayor Glenn Cunningham had a lot of faith in Greg.
Racelis, who used to work as the city's director of economic opportunity and chief of operations and chief fiscal officer of the late Mayor Glenn Cunningham, intends to use his experience to improve the qualify of life of the people by utilizing the city's public schools for evening recreation.
Banking on his 30 years experience in accounting and auditing in private business and government service, Racelis promised that once elected, he would work hard to achieve stable taxes in the city.
Racelis is the only Filipino running in the City Council elections. Most Filipinos are pinning hopes on him because Ward B, which he wants to represent, is an area where most Filipino Americans reside.
In the past years, many Filipino Americans tried to run for local elections to get a seat at the council, but lost.
Racelis run for council -at-large in 2001 elections and lost. With increasing number of Filipinos in the city , or about 10 percent of the voting population, most Filipinos have great optimism that Racelis could be elected.
During the event, John de los Santos, president of Citizens Mortgage Corp. Called on Filipino Americans to vote and support Racelis so that Filipinos would have a voice in the Council. He said he was donating $2,500 to Racelis' campaign.
Lito Gajilan, publisher of Filipino Express, urged Filipinos to unite and be counted for Racelis.
"Our support for Racelis is a sign that our community has matured," he said.
If elected, Racelis priorities include monitoring education and administrative performance of the city, holding the city more accountable by administrating its employment and training programs, providing safer neighborhoods with increase police presence on Westside Avenue, Mallory Avenue, and the Marion Section of the city, encouraging the youth to work with the Youth Build Program, building affordable homes for seniors, and working to create more city street lighting.
Racelis was also appointed a couple of years ago as commissioner for Jersey City Employment and Training where he was tasked to help thousands of Jersey City residents get jobs by giving them training and helping them in job search.
He was also a former commissioner and chairman and treasurer of the Jersey City Parking Authority.
But Racelis is facing formidable opponents.
Greg is an independent candidate with proven track record and service in government," said Tauro
But businesswoman Elma Santander, president of Philippine Bread House ,is confident that with the support of Filipinos and other ethnic minorities, Racelis would be victorious.
"Greg has a home-base, and it's the Filipino community.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Racelis immigrated to the U.S. in 1972.
Darrell Laval, director of Jersey City's housing authority, recalled that when he was 22 years old and was working as a driver, he approached Racelis to help him buy a home. He was surprised that Racelis went out his way to accompany him to find a suitable home for him and his family. Despite meager income, Racelis helped him realized his dream of owning a home through his realty company.
Laval, who volunteered to campaign for Racelis, said his group has forged alliance with African Americans, Hispanic, Asian and White voters to elect Racelis.
The honorees are Ed Toloza, Greg ..., 2 Mar 2009 [cached]
The honorees are Ed Toloza, Greg Racelis, Emerito Salud, Guillermo Austria, Janine Sitao, Dr. Luz Morabe-Naval, Nino Domingo, Sonia Balandra, and Sixto and Juliana Macatangay.
Greg Racelis, a former director of Jersey City Housing Authority and department of economic opportunity, is cited for his exemplary service to the community.
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