The Dominican-American Elected and Appointed Officials Caucus of New Jersey has endorsed West New York Mayor Felix Roque’s re-election slate for the May 12 municipal election.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Mayor Roque has a strong record of accomplishments during these past four years,” said Manny Segura, the chairman of Â DAEOC-NJ, in a statement.
“A city well on its way to prosperity, Mayor Roque has brought much-needed investment and holds a respectful, open-doors policy with the Cityâ€™s small businesses, the back-bone of the cityâ€™s economy,â€
“In times when many of our constituents face economic hardship we need an experienced and skilled representative, with a solid track record. The city is safer and stronger because of him. On May 12th we encourage everyone to help get him elected mayor; we stand with him 100%.â€
Segura was honored as Dominican of the Year at West New York’s annual Dominican Independent Day celebration in February, where Margarita Guzman, who is also of Dominican descent, was revealed as the fifth and final member of Roque’s ticket.
The rest of his team consists of Cosmo Cirillo, Gabriel Rodriguez and Susan Colacurcio.
A racially tinged protest last Friday had the factions of Roque and Commissioner Count Wiley clashing over a protest outside town hall attacking Wiley for not having a Dominican candidate on his ticket.