Despite no November 7 opponent, Guy pledges to be active and help HCDO candidates


While Democratic nominee for Hudson County Executive Craig Guy has no opponent in the November 7th general election, he is pledging to be active and help other candidates running on the Democratic party line.

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BBy John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Winning the primary election was a thrilling experience, but the work isn’t done and I’m ready to sprint through the finish line in November,” Guy said in a statement.

“We have an outstanding slate of Hudson Democratic candidates running alongside me on the ballot, headlined by Senator Brian P. Stack who will soon be the senior leader of our legislative delegation, and I want to make sure that we continue to do our part to support them and help the HCDO keep building its capabilities and expanding its reach.”

Guy won the primary by about a 3-1 margin after raising approximately a massive $1.5 million and spending about a $1 million, including outside expenditures.

As of his most recent campaign finance report on July 19th, he only had $2,835.07 remaining in his war chest.

Fortunately for him and the rest of the HCDO, there are only two partisan races that are expected to get interesting, with many county and legislative electeds not facing competition.

In the 31st Legislative District, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight is the Democratic nominee for state Senate, Assemblyman Will Sampson, and Democratic nominee for state Assembly Barbara Stamato are facing challengers

They face competition in the form of Bayonne Board of Education Trustee Mary Jane Desmond and Jersey City Board of Education Trustee Noemi Velazquez, who are running as independents.

In the same district Luis Soto is the Republican nominee for state Senate, while Angelique Diaz has the GOP nomination for state Assembly.

Sydney Ferreira was initially going to run alongside Diaz for state Assembly, but in light of now former Kearny Mayor Al Santos being named a Hudson County Superior Court judge, Ferreira is making another bid for mayor in the West Hudson municipality.

He will take on interim Mayor Peter Santana, a former 2nd Ward councilman who is running with the support of the HCDO, and Council President Carol Jean Doyle.

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