Corporate law attorney Madeleine Cag enters Jersey City Ward E council race

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Corporate law attorney Madeleine Giansanti Cag is the latest name to throw her hat into the ring for what looks like a competitive race for the Jersey City Ward E council seat. Madeleine Cag

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We don’t need to make concessions and entice anyone to come to Jersey City like we once did. We can now reflect on our city, evaluate what is working and make improvements that benefit the entire community,” Cag said in a statement.

“Ward E has grown exponentially in the past decade and Jersey City is at a crossroads. We need someone with a deep understanding of the community as well as real world, sophisticated experience to advocate for the residents of Ward E.”

Cag is a corporate law attorney in private practice for more than fifteen years. She acts as an advisor and investor to innovative start-up companies headed by women and minority founders.

She has been active in numerous public interest and volunteer efforts including immigration reform and advocating against discriminatory legislation.

Cag further stated she will work tirelessly for Jersey City by demanding that businesses and developers are holding up their end of the bargain and community benefits are realized.

She will encourage corporate philanthropy in our community. And, she will hold the government accountable to the needs, wants, and concerns of downtown residents.

As an advocate for the arts that sits on the Nimbus Dance Works board, Cag is dedicated to funding the arts and quality of life enhancements in our community.

“We need someone representing Ward E with experience. The Ward E representative needs to know what is going on in the city, to question the details and to be here for the long term to ensure the community is getting what they are promised, what they deserve,” she also said.

With incumbent Candice Osborne not seeking re-election, the field of challengers now includes LGBTQ activist Michael Billy, funeral home director Nick Grillo, community activist Rebecca Symes, Evict Trump-Kushner activist James Solomon, and Jake Hudnut, mayoral challenger Bill Matsikoudis’ running mate.

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