The first official meet and greet event for the Hudson County Democratic Organization’s District 31 Assembly candidates Nicholas Chiaravalloti and Angela McKnight, hosted at the Mona Lisa Restaurant in Bayonne last night, has off the line candidate Bruce Alston prepared for a “street fight” in this election.
â€œWhy would a candidate host a fundraiser less than three hundredÂ feet from another candidateâ€™s campaign office?â€ said AlstonÂ to Hudson County View. â€œThis is typical HCDO [Hudson County Democratic Organization] political boss-ism.â€
â€œWe will continuously fight for the soul of our community. And if anyone has a problem with this, this has only begun. This is a street fight.”
Alston and running mate Washington Flores are running off the line for the LD-31 Assembly seats with the slogan “Uniting Community and Public Serviceâ€.
It was equally eventful inside the Mona Lisa Restaurant as many council members and politicos showed their support for Chiaravollati and McKnight.
Chiaravalloti recognizes that Bayonne is significantly underfunded. His priority is to fight for â€œour fair shareâ€ in Trenton. â€œIf the state formula was fully funded from Trenton, Bayonne would receive an additional $6 million a year.â€
Angela Mcknight, known for her community services, told Hudson County View, â€œI wanted to bring more togetherness as a community activist.â€