Jersey City Councilman Rivera endorses Symes for Ward E council seat

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Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Daniel Rivera endorsed Ward E council candidate Rebecca Symes since she “embodies the type of character we need on the city council.”

Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Daniel Rivera has endorsed Rebecca Symes for the Ward E council seat. Photo courtesy of the Symes campaign.
Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Daniel Rivera has endorsed Rebecca Symes for the Ward E council seat. Photo courtesy of the Symes campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I’m supporting Rebecca for Ward E because I trust she knows what it takes to make Jersey City a place for everybody to live, work and play. For as long as I’ve known her, she’s always been involved with our community and understands what it takes to keep moving Jersey City forward, Rivera said in a statement.

“I firmly believe she embodies the type of character we need on the City Council. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Candice Osborne, and I’m very eager to work with Rebecca Symes to continue our progress throughout Jersey City.”

Rivera supported Nick Grillo for the Ward E seat in the November 7th race, though he came in a distant third: 1,393 votes away from making the runoff, according to tallies from the Hudson County Clerk’s Office.

Symes was previously endorsed by outgoing Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne, who cited Symes’ work ethic and ability to get things done.

“I would like to thank Councilman Rivera for his support and for the strong vote of confidence he has voiced in our campaign,” added Symes.

“Our team is working incredibly hard right through December 5th and every vote counts. I am proud of the work we are doing and I look forward to serving along with Councilman Rivera and the other outstanding representatives on the city council to work with the mayor to keep moving Jersey City forward.”

College professor James Solomon hopes to pull off the upset next Tuesday after initially getting beat by Symes by 735 votes earlier this month.

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