Jersey City Ward E candidate Solomon submits 583 petitions

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Jersey City Ward E council candidate James Solomon submitted 583 petitions for nomination this afternoon.  James Solomon

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Solomon turned in more than double the required petitions for nomination (the minimum is 263 signatures) at the Jersey City Clerk’s Office this afternoon.

“It’s exciting and humbling to have so much grassroots support. I am eager to fully develop and share substantive ideas to make the lives of the people in Ward E,” Solomon said in an email.

He has previously called to reform development in Jersey City and he feels his number of signatures shows the message resonated with voters who shared serious concerns.

Solomon believes that development meets the short-term needs of politicians, but not the long-term needs of our city.

Fellow candidate Rebecca Symes was the first Ward E council hopeful to submit her petitions earlier this month.

Other candidates expected to enter the race include LGBTQ activist Michael Billy, funeral home director and longtime Jersey City resident Nick Grillo, attorney Madeline Cag and Jake Hudnut, mayoral challenger Bill Matsikoudis’ running mate.