Healy, Boggiano, Walker among Jersey City politicos backing DeGise for re-election


Former Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Ward C Councilman Rich Boggiano and Freeholder Jerry Walker (D-4) are among the politicos that still believe Tom DeGise is the best fit for Hudson County Executive. 

Jerry Walker

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Tom DeGise has been my friend for a long time, but he’s also been a true friend to Jersey City and a leader we can always count on. Tom restored dignity and honor to county government and there is no one better to continue serving Hudson County than him,” Healy said in a statement.

“Tom DeGise is a true son of Jersey City with an outstanding record of accomplishment and integrity. Anyone who doubts the strength of the DeGise name in Jersey City should look at last year’s election, where Amy DeGise out-polled two at-large Council members,” added Boggiano.

Walker, Ward D Councilman Michael Yun, Jersey City Board of Education Trustee Amy DeGise, Tom’s daughter, ex-Assembly members Joan Quigley and Sean Connors, as well as former Councilmen Peter Brennan and Ben Lopez, also endorsed DeGise.

Walker was also included in a list of officials against DeGise’s candidacy, but DeGise campaign spokesman Phil Swibinski said the freeholder was not consulted on that endorsement.

He could not immediately be reached for comment on his cell phone.

While DeGise faces an uphill climb going against a faction led by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and state Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack, he does have the backing of U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) and state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco.

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