Jersey City mayoral challenger Bill Matsikoudis has announced that JP Morgan analyst Janet Chevres, who ran with Mayor Jerramiah Healy in 2013, will round out his ticket as his Ward C candidate.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We are happy to announce that we are fielding a full slate of candidates for City Council and that Janet Chevres will be our candidate in Ward C,” Matsikoudis said in an email.
“A longtime resident of Journal Square, Janet has served with numerous organizations throughout Jersey City as a dedicated volunteer and community leader. These include stints as President of the PTO at Public School 6 and Middle School 7, Vice President of the PTO at Dickinson High School and VP of Beacon of Light Block Association.”
Matsikoudis added that Chevres believes in responsible development, bringing in more affordable housing and extending rent control laws.
Chevres came in third place in 2013, behind then-incumbent Nidia Lopez and Boggiano, the eventual winner, missing the runoff election by about 300 votes.
Matsikoudis of course has strong ties to Healy, as he served as the city’s corporation counsel under his administration, so Chevres is a logical choice to complete his full slate of candidates.
His ticket consists of Rick Johnson (Ward A), incumbent Chris Gadsden (Ward B), Carmen Vega (Ward D), Jake Hudnut (Ward E), Yolanda Dortch-Amiker (Ward F), with Esmeralda Trinidad, Dr. Michael Winds and Esther Wintner running for the three council-at-large seats.
With the filing deadline just over three weeks away, it seems safe to say that Matsikoudis will be the only candidate running a complete team against Mayor Steven Fulop.
The Jersey City municipal elections will take place on November 7th