Jersey City Council President Lavarro endorses Symes in Ward E election

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Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro is the latest elected official to throw his support behind Ward E council candidate Rebecca Symes.

Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro is the latest to endorse Ward E council candidate Rebecca Symes. Photo courtesy of the Symes campaign.
Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro is the latest to endorse Ward E council candidate Rebecca Symes. Photo courtesy of the Symes campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I’m endorsing Rebecca Symes because our values and priorities are aligned. I know she will be an ally in protecting and defending working families and our most vulnerable communities,” Lavarro said in a statement.

“Our city is growing rapidly and we need council members who will do the work that will keep our city affordable and help longtime residents stay in the only neighborhoods they have ever known. At the end of the day, it’s all about real results; and I’m confident Rebecca will work with me to get the job done.”

Since being endorsed by Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne last month, Symes has been racking up endorsements this week: Councilman at-Large Daniel Rivera, former Ward E candidate Nick Grillo and Hudson County Clerk-elect E. Junior Maldonado have all got behind her candidacy.

“I am honored to receive Council President Lavarro’s endorsement and look forward to working closely with him on the issues this campaign is about, like giving our community more say in development and budgeting decisions,” stated Symes.

“It is so exciting to see our message continue to resonate with people all over Downtown and we will be working non-stop toward the election on Tuesday.”

Symes is facing off with James Solomon in Tuesday’s runoff election, who she defeated by 735 votes earlier this month when five candidates were on the ballot.

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