The “West New York Forward” team led by Public Affairs Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo submitted over 12,000 petitions of nomination for the May 9th municipal elections this afternoon.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“My sincere gratitude goes out to my team, the campaign volunteers, and all of the community members who came out and signed petitions to make running for office possible,” Cirillo said in a statement.
“The overflow of support for our team shows unequivocally that our community is prepared for elected officials who will bring about genuine change in West New York.”
Cirillo also noted that while door knocking, he has discussed with residents several initiatives he will prioritize as mayor, such as building a new recreation center, improving parking around town, and revitalizing businesses along Bergenline Avenue.
Rounding out the WNY Forward team Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32), Commissioner Margarita Guzman, Walter Lopez, and Hiram Gonzalez.
“I’m truly humbled by the support and confidence bestowed upon me and my running mates, which is something that we take very seriously and will always keep in mind when bringing forward plans that will enrich all families living in West New York,” Cirillo added.
“Our promise is to improve the quality of life for our people while also pushing for a brighter future for West New York.”
Former Congressman, Assembly Speaker, and Mayor Albio Sires and his team submitted over 15,000 petitions of nomination, essentially guaranteeing that all 10 candidates will make the ballot for the non-partisan race since 241 certified signatures are required.
Runnings with Sires are Parks and Public PropertyCommissioner Victor Barrera, Board of Education President Adam Parkinson, BOE Trustee Marielka Diaz and housing advocate Marcos Arroyo, who sought the Republican nomination for Congress in the 8th District last year.