Bayonne 1st Ward Councilman Neil Carroll will seek re-election with Mayor Jimmy Davis, making him the second incumbent to join the ticket.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Mayor Davis over the last two years and I know that he is our city’s best choice because his vision for progress is improving quality of life for all residents, including in the First Ward,” Carroll, elected in a 2019 special election, said in a statement.
“I’m excited to run for a full term to continue delivering for residents and serving the public, because the people of Bayonne deserve honest, transparent leadership they can count on.”
A lifelong Bayonne resident, Carroll is a public school teacher who holds a masters’ degree in Educational Leadership and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree.
He is also the grandson of Neil Carroll, Sr., a beloved public servant who was recognized as one of the community’s foremost leaders until his death in 2018.
“Neil Carroll is living up to his family’s legacy of serving Bayonne while charting his own course as a leader his neighbors can always go to, and that’s why I’m so glad he’s joining our team in this campaign,” added Davis.
“As a First Ward resident myself, I’ve seen the work Councilman Carroll is doing up close and I know that he will continue to be someone his neighbors can count on to get the job done.”
Last week, Davis unveiled 3rd Ward Councilman Gary La Pelusa as his first running mate in preparation for a showdown against Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski this spring.