Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is endorsing U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10) for re-election, indicating that “we need Congressman Payne to continue serving our community in Washington.”
“Jersey City is experiencing an incredible amount of progress but we also have many challenges that we need help from the federal government to address, and that’s exactly why we need Congressman Payne to continue serving our community in Washington,” Fulop said in a statement.
“From delivering direct federal funding for important public safety programs, to supporting programs like the CARES Act that helped Jersey City weather the COVID-19 pandemic, to his key role on major infrastructure projects that are essential to our region’s economic future, Congressman Payne has always gotten the job done for Jersey City and I’m proud to support him.”
Payne has represented portions of Jersey City since he was first elected in 2012.
He has delivered numerous federal grants and programs to the community, including $3.5 million in emergency solutions funds for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2020, as well as millions of dollars in loan subsidies for affordable housing initiatives for seniors and disabled residents.
“Mayor Fulop and his team have done a tremendous job in revitalizing Jersey City and I’m proud to have his endorsement and support in this campaign,” added Payne.
“Communities like Jersey City, Newark and others that make up the 10th District are full of hope and promise, but also struggles and challenges. It’s my mission to provide the federal resources and policies to help working class people in these cities thrive by lowering their costs for necessities like housing and health care while providing more economic opportunities, and I’m proud to partner with leaders like Mayor Fulop to make that happen.”
Payne has recently secured endorsements from the likes of the New Jersey Education Association, the Communication Workers of America, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, as well as U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (D-NJ).