Bayonne 1st Ward Councilman Tom Cotter will seek re-election on Mayor Jimmy Davis’ ticket, making it official that the Davis team will be the same one that ran in 2014.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Tom Cotter understands how important it is to fight for our city’s future, which is why he’s always been an advocate for improving our parks and our programs for kids and families,” Davis said in a statement.
“I’m excited to run again with Councilman Cotter and to have our full team now in place.”
A lifelong Bayonne resident, Cotter has been instrumental in the Davis administration’s improvements to parks and public facilitates, such as the Skate Park, Collins Park, and 8th Street (Clark) Park.
He also spearheaded the return of the Bayonne Fall Festival and has consistently supported Davis’ economic development agenda.
“Four years ago the Davis team was elected to turn this city around, and thats’ exactly what has happened,” added Cotter.
“I’m so excited to hit the streets and work towards victory in May, because our city is finally on the right track and we can’t let anyone stop our progress.”
Mayor Davis’s ticket also includes Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, Councilman at-Large Juan Perez, Councilman Sal Gullace and Councilman Gary La Pelusa.
Davis’ opposition in the race, ex-Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell, has announced four of his five running mates so far: Sharma Montgomery in the 1st Ward, Kevin Kuhl in the 2nd Ward, as well as Dan Ward and Melissa Enriquez-Rada running at-large.
O’Donnell is yet to announce who will challenge La Pelusa in the 3rd Ward.