Former Bayonne mayoral candidate Cantor throws his support behind O’Donnell


Former mayoral candidate Lenny Kantor said he “deeply regrets” endorsing Mayor Jimmy Davis four years ago, instead opting to throw his support behind Jason O’Donnell this year. 

Bayonne mayoral candidate Jason O’Donnell and former candidate Lenny Kantor. Photo courtesy of the O’Donnell campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“There is a fraudulent comment on social media by one of the most vocal supporters of Mayor Davis stating that I support the mayor for re-election. That is simply not true. In fact, I regret that I endorsed Davis the first time. I am endorsing Jason O’Donnell for mayor,” Cantor said in a statement.

“After multiple conversations with Jason, I know that he only has the best interests of Bayonne residents at heart. His family has lived here for generations and he has also dedicated his life to the city. I worked with Jason’s grandfather, ‘Soup’ O’Donnell, on the Bayonne Police Department, and I know he would be proud of his grandson’s commitment to serving the public.”

Cantor, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2010, also said that he felt Davis didn’t live up to his campaign promises of improving parking, decreasing taxes and creating high-paying jobs for Bayonne residents, so therefore he couldn’t justify supporting him again.

Davis and O’Donnell are likely to trade several more endorsements as the May 8th mayoral race enters the 11th hour.

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