A former Jersey City Board of Education president and three recent Jersey City council candidates have endorsed James Solomon in the December 5th runoff election.Â
Proud to have the endorsement of two of Jersey City’s toughest, smartest advocates for our public schools and our kids: @JakeHudnut and Sangeeta Ranade (Former BoE Pres). Thank you both! pic.twitter.com/IhkCucct69
â€” James Solomon (@SolomonforJC) November 27, 2017
“James is the independent leader we need to hold City Hall accountable. He is the only candidate who will put Jersey City residents ahead of special interests and the developer community,” said Jake Hudnut, who ran on mayoral challenger Bill Matsikoudis’ ticket earlier this month.
‘James has denounced dark money in this election and will focus on us, Jersey City residents, as our City Councilor.”
Sangeeta Renade, the Jersey City BOE president in 2014, applauded Solomon for his initiatives that will help the school district and their students.
“James and his wife, Gabrielle, are raising their newborn daughter in Jersey City. As parents, they understand that we need to invest in our children for a stronger future for our community,” she said.
“James will fight for our kids on City Council, proposing new school space, more tax revenue in our classrooms, and more after-school programs to support kids outside the classroom.”
Additionally, Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement Executive Director Pam Johnson, who ran for the Ward A council seat on November 7th, praised Solomon for his “focus on initiatives that keep our streets safe.”
Michael “Billy” Bisogno, an LGBT activist that ran for the Ward E council seat before endorsing Nick Grillo, applauded Solomon for his plan to expand affordable housing.
Solomons is fighting an uphill battle against attorney Rebecca Symes, who has rattled off several endorsements from elected officials this week.