Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis has revealed Jacqueline Weimmer as his 2nd Ward council candidate in light of Sal Gullace announcing he won’t seek re-election after the mayor confirmed he wouldn’t be on the ticket.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I could not be more excited to welcome Jacqueline Weimmer to Team Davis and for more of our residents to get to know her over the coming months,” Davis said in a statement.
“Jackie is one of the kindest, most compassionate people I know and she has the type of record of helping those in need that we want from our elected officials here in Bayonne.”
Weimmer graduated from Lincoln Community School and Holy Family Academy before entering the workforce as a paralegal at a New York law firm.
She continued to advance her career in the legal and finance fields before eventually being appointed as National Director of Special Needs Solutions at Comerica Bank.
Additionally, Weimmer volunteers her time as a court-appointed advocate for children in the foster care system through Hudson County CASA, helping them confront the immense challenges that come with placement in a new home and deal with past traumas.
“Throughout my life I’ve always tried to do whatever I could to help people, from making sure that families whose members have varying abilities get the help they need to prosper in all aspects of their daily life, to helping seniors navigate the world of Social Security & Medicare benefits, to advocating for foster children and much more,” explained Weimmer.
“Running for City Council is the best way for me to further my service to the community and I’m ecstatic to join a team led by Mayor Davis, whose leadership has been so critical in moving our community forward. I would also like to commend Councilman Sal Gullace for his dedication to the Second Ward and wish him the best in the future, and I know that he will continue to serve our community in new ways.”
Gullace said late last month that Davis told him he wouldn’t be on his re-election team and then said stated yesterday that he wouldn’t seek a third term either as an independent or on the ticket of Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, a declared mayoral challenger.
Weimmer, who HCV first noted was the likely 2nd Ward candidate last month, is the first non-incumbent to join the Davis team.
1st Ward Councilman Neil Carroll, 3rd Ward Councilman Gary La Pelusa, and Councilman-at-Large Juan Perez are all part of Team Davis, leaving him to announce who will replace Nadrowski on the ticket at-large.
Nadrowski has not yet revealed who will be on her team ahead of the May 10th contest.