Jersey City Assembly hopeful Hart, council candidate Johnson trade endorsements

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31st Legislative District Kristen Zadroga Hart and Jersey City Ward A Council candidate Pamela Johnson have traded endorsements for their upcoming respective elections.

LD-31 Assembly candidate Kristen Zadroga Hart and Jersey City Ward A Council candidate Pam Johnson have traded endorsements. Photo courtesy of the Hart and Johnson campaigns.
LD-31 Assembly candidate Kristen Zadroga Hart and Jersey City Ward A Council candidate Pam Johnson have traded endorsements. Photo courtesy of the Hart and Johnson campaigns.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Kristen Zadroga Hart has been a tireless worker and advocate for public education and recreational activities for our youth. She works directly with at-risk students every day and knows firsthand the obstacles that they face,” Johnson said in a statement.

“Kristen works diligently to educate our young people in preventive and diversionary measures to keep them aware and safe. I support and endorse Kristen’s bid to become the 31st District Assemblywoman.”

Hart, a longtime operative of the Jersey City Education Association, is running with Bayonne Board of Education Trustee Christopher Munoz against incumbents Angela McKnight and Nick Chiaravalloti in the June 6 Democratic primary election.

Meanwhile, Johnson, the executive director of the Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement, is running as an independent candidate in the November 7 municipal election in Jersey City.

Hart was equally supportive of Johnson’s candidacy.

“What Pamela does is advocacy in the purest sense. She’s out there uniting people with action, not just words. Pam Johnson is a woman of true action and as a Ward A resident, I proudly, and confidently stand with Pam,” Hart said in the same statement.

“Pam Johnson is the only candidate in Ward A that’s in touch with the residents and understands the challenges facing the ward and the concerns of our friends, families, and neighbors.”

In the Ward A council race, Denise Ridley and Rick Johnson are the two other declared candidates at the moment, though Jersey City Board of Education Trustee Vidya Gangadin and former local Democratic committee chair Joe Conte are both expected to run as well.

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