Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis has formally endorsed the Hudson County Democratic Organization’s Assembly picks for the 31st District: attorney Nicholas Chiaravalloti and community activist Angela McKnight.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œI have known Nicholas for a long time and leaders like Nicholas do not come around often,â€ Davis said in a statement.
â€œAnd when they do, we need to do everything in our power to support them. Angela McKnight is a proven advocate for seniors in Jersey City and will serve Bayonne well in Trenton … I need partners in Trenton who will fight for Bayonne.â€
Davis also pointed to Chiaravalloti’s roots to Bayonne, the city where he was born and raised, as well as his tenure as the Executive Directory of the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority as reasons why he is the right man for the Assembly seat.
Along with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and state Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31) and the rest of the HCDO, Davis endorsed Chiaravalloti and Jersey City Committeewoman Denise Ridley for the District 31 Assembly seats on March 6, but Ridley dropped out of the race shortly afterwards and was replaced by McKnight.
Davis attended a fundraiser for Chiaravalloti and McKnight at the Mona Lisa Restaurant in Bayonne at Wednesday, speaking highly of both candidates.
Also in a prepared statement, Chiaravalloti praised the opportunity for being able to work with Davis and McKnight.
â€œI am proud to have the support of Mayor Davis. I know Jimmy is passionate about moving Bayonne in the right direction and I am committed to helping him in Trenton.â€
â€œI also feel fortunate to be running with Angela. Her advocacy for seniors and children in Jersey City is well documented and I know we will make a great team,” Chiaravalloti added.