Bayonne Council President Sharon Nadrowski has filed her paperwork to challenge Mayor Jimmy Davis in the May 2022 municipal elections.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Nadrowski, who ran with Davis in 2014 and 2018, filed a D-1 form with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission on November 13th, indicating mayor as her office sought.
When reached by HCV, Nadrowski said there would be more to come next week and declined to comment further.
The filing was made just before the New Jersey League of Municipalities, where a super PAC took out a Davis attack billboard in Atlantic City.
She also lists her campaign treasurer as Diane Liming, the grand marshal of last year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Peninsula City, as well as a Bayonne Little League softball coach.
The rift between Nadrowski and Davis has been evident in recent months: coming out against using eminent domain on the Bayonne Medical Center land, hitting the administration for granting a waste collection contract to a donor (though they claimed the gift was rescinded), and pushing for an investigation into the separation agreement of a former assistant business administrator.
All of this is a far cry from when Nadrowski and Davis sung each other’s praises when she was the first council member to join the mayor’s re-election slate in December 2017.
Two former close allies of Davis, outgoing Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31) and Joe DeMarco – who served as special redevelopment counsel until recently – are expected to aid Nadrowski’s campaign.
While Davis has not announced his ticket yet, he will evidently need to find at least one new at-large running mate and one name that has been floated is Police Officer Lloyd Booker.
It also remains up in the air if 2nd Ward Councilman Sal Gullace, who is still recovering from a severe leg injury he sustained while working for the Hudson County Incinerator Authority last summer.
Despite not announcing his team yet, Davis already has the backing of the Hudson County Building Trades and the Teamsters Joint Council 73.