The Hispanic American Commerce Association in Jersey City says they’re starting a super PAC and backing longtime resident Elvin Dominici for a council-at-large run.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“As the largest small business association within Hudson County and over 300 businesses owners/members within Jersey City, HACA’s executive board has voted to participate actively in the political elections in Jersey City and Hudson County in order to advocate on issues that are effecting the local small business market,” HACA President Luis Jimenez said in a statement.
“Through DPA [Democratic Political Alliance] we plan on endorsing Elvin Dominici as he runs for councilman-at-large in the upcoming November 2, 2021 Municipal Election. We believe in his unquestionable track record in helping our community and small businesses.”
The size and scope of the PAC remains unclear as they have not yet filed any reports with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, according to their online database.
Dominici was born and raised in the Dominican Republic before immigrating to the United States at to the USA at 21 years old. He works in the Custody Middle Office as a senior associate in JP Morgan Chase in Brooklyn, New York.
He has also served as a member of the Jersey City Immigrant Affairs Commission in 2017,
organized rallies in Journal Square in support of immigration reform, and has been the elected to the local Democratic committee representative for Ward D, District 8 since 2016.
“Jersey City is my home and where my children and family live. There are many issues that are affecting our residents. We are tired of lies and the council members who are aligned completely with the city government’s agenda without holding the administration,” Dominici exclaimed.
There are council members who have failed this city and our residents in their duty to advocate for our quality of life. Our residents deserve accountability and the only way for
that to happen is to elect independent candidates for city council that will keep the administration’s agenda in check.”
Dominici is the first independent to announce an at-large council run, looking to beat Council President Joyce Watterman, Councilman-at-Large Daniel Rivera, or at-large candidate Amy DeGise – the chair of the Hudson County Democratic Organization.
All three are running on Mayor Steven Fulop’s ticket.
“Jersey City is the most diverse city of NJ and also it is the most important because many multinationals have located their operations here. However, the Latinos and different minorities are the true backbone of this city even more than these multinationals as we are the biggest contribution in taxes,” added political activist Ramon Veloz.
“We are the faces of our communities as owners of groceries stores, beauty salons, barbershops, mechanics shops, restaurants, etc. I am supporting 100% and I will work very hard to get Elvin Dominici elected. It is time to bring Dominici to the city council who is a proven allied and good representative to our minority communities”