The Hudson County and Jersey City GOP are backing Ward C Councilman Rich Boggiano for re-election in Tuesday’s runoff election, citing his commitment to stable taxes, small business, and constituent services.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The endorsements came from Hudson County Republican Party Chair Jose Arango, Jersey City Republican Party, Chair Jeff Budney, and GOP Vice Chair Jyoti Patel this afternoon.
“We know it’s the holidays but we need just a few minutes of your time to ensure the next four years. Boggiano all the way!,” Arango said.
Budney claimed that Boggiano’s opponent, Kevin Bing, would take the ward too far left and would hurt taxes, businesses, and “personal freedom.”
“As a resident of Ward C, I know Councilman Boggiano gets the neighborhood and places a priority on the quality and efficiency of local government services,” he began.
“His opponent, Kevin Bing, represents the radical left of the Democratic Party with socialist policies that will skyrocket taxes, hurt business and limit personal freedom.”
As for Patel, she praised Boggiano’s responsiveness and ability to work with the South Asian American community in Journal Square.
“He finds a way to balance preserving the character of the ward while finding ways for us to grow and revive. And he always has his eye on affordability and taxes,” she said.
“As an immigrant community we want our families to stay here too and Rich Boggiano is helping us do just that.”
Bing has previously criticized Boggiano for being too far right, targeting a donation to a pro-Trump U.S. Senate candidate (his cousin) and his abstention on a resolution denouncing the January 6th insurrection.
If Boggiano wins by 6 votes, now we’ll know why.