Bayonne Councilman-at-Large Juan Perez will be seeking re-election on Mayor Jimmy Davis’ ticket, the Davis campaign announced this morning.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Councilman Juan Perez has been a dedicated public servant at multiple levels of government and like myself comes from a law enforcement background, which gives him a strong insight into what our community needs,” Davis said in a statement.
“I’m proud to once again be running with Juan and I look forward to working closely with him to spread the message that Bayonne is moving forward and we can’t turn back now.”
A former county sheriff and state police captain, Perez is the first Hispanic councilman to sit on the dais in the Peninsula City.
Furthermore, he is the founder and past president of the Hispanic Law Enforcement Association, past board of trustee and vice chair of the Jersey City Medical Center board and a lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol. Perez has lived in Bayonne for nearly 20 years.
“Bayonne is moving in the right direction with Mayor Davis and our team and we can’t afford to turn back now,”Â added Perez.
“Our city is on the verge of a new era of prosperity that will improve the lives of every resident, but that can all be erased if we don’t have the right leadership in city hall. I will do everything I can to prevent that from happening.”
Last week, Davis announced that Council President Sharon Nadrowski would be joining his re-election slate.
Davis faces off with former Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell in the May 8th mayoral contest, with the challenger already rolling out three of his five running mates before the new year.