Former West New York Mayor Sal Vega will serve as the new High Tech High School – a part of the Hudson County Schools of Technology – director of transportation. He will earn an annual salary of $60,000 at his new job, according to multiple Hudson County sources.
Vega and Felix Roque had a bitter battle for the mayor’s seat back in May 2011, with Roque pulling the stunning upset over Vega – despite being a political newcomer and the incumbent having the full backing of the Hudson County Democratic Organization.
Now the tables have turned as Roque, who just announced he will seat re-election next year, has won over the HCDO – who showcased their heavy support at a fundraiser at Son Cubano on Wednesday.
Vega was not only in attendance, but seemed to now have a cordial relationship with his one-time political arch-enemy.
Vega did not respond to calls seeking comment, while Hudson County Schools of Technology Superintendent Frank Gargiulo, who is also a North Bergen commissioner, could not be reached for comment.