Former Jersey City Ward E council hopeful Grillo endorses Symes

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While they were political adversaries at the polls just three weeks ago, former Jersey City Ward E council candidate Nick Grillo has endorsed Rebecca Symes in the runoff election.

Former Jersey City Ward E council candidate has endorsed Rebecca Symes. Photo courtesy of the Symes campaign.
Former Jersey City Ward E council candidate has endorsed Rebecca Symes. Photo courtesy of the Symes campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I believe Rebecca is the best candidate to continue working with Mayor Fulop to keep moving downtown Jersey City forward,” Grillo said in a statement.

“Rebecca has the necessary skills to collaborate with the city council, and has shown the temperament to continue our city’s great progress.”

Symes received the most votes in the November 7th election, beating her runoff opponent, James Solomon, by 735 votes, according to tallies from the Hudson County Clerk’s Office.

Grillo was a distant third, finishing 1,393 votes behind Solomon.

“Nicholas Grillo is an incredibly dedicated advocate for downtown who does so much to help our community,” added Symes.

“Having his support in this runoff election adds to the momentum we are seeing continue to build each day, with residents joining our campaign to keep moving Jersey City forward.”

Symes, who previously received the backing of incumbent Candice Osborne, was endorsed by Councilman-at-Large Daniel Rivera last night.

While Solomon remains an underdog ahead of next week’s December 5th runoff election, he has the support of former Board of Education Trustee Ellen Simon, as well as ex-BOE President Sangeeta Ranande and recent Ward E council opponent Jake Hudnut.

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