2 Jersey City police unions endorse former Gov. Jim McGreevey for mayor


While the race is nearly 23 months away, two Jersey City police unions came out and endorsed former Gov. Jim McGreevey for mayor today.

Photo courtesy of the Jim McGreevey for Jersey City mayor campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The POBA proudly endorses Jim McGreevey to be Jersey City’s next mayor and we are confident that he has the experience and vision to partner with us to ensure Jersey City’s safety and prosperity. We have no doubt that Jim is the right individual to hit the ground running as our next mayor,” Jersey City POBA President Joe Cossolini said in a statement.

“Jim McGreevey comes from three generations of Jersey City police. There is no better advocate for our department and we are confident that he will be a mayor who will work tirelessly to provide us what we need to get the job done right,” added Jersey City PSOA President Pawel Wojtowicz.

The announcement came at El Sabor Del Cafe, where McGreevey kicked off his bid for mayor on November 9th, nearly 20 years after he resigned as governor in the midst of a scandal.

With declared opponents in Hudson County Commissioner Bill O’Dea and Council President Joyce Watterman, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), and Hudson County Executive-elect Craig Guy have already backed McGreevey.

O’Dea is the only other candidate with any formal support to speak of thus far, securing the support of Teamster Local 560.

Other potential candidates include Hudson County Commissioner Jerry Walker (D-3), Ward E Councilman James Solomon, and former Board of Education President Mussab Ali.

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