By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œOn behalf of the over 4,000 Jersey City Public School educators and school support staff, I a meager to announce our steadfast support of DeGise, Lyons, Richardson and Ali,â€ JCEA
President Ron Greco said in a statement.
â€œThese candidates have demonstrated the qualities we feel are integral for a productive and successful school board. Amy, Gerald and Lorenzo are unparalleled in their levels of experience and expertise when it comes to advocating for the students, parents and staff
while being ever-mindful of their responsibility to Jersey City taxpayers.”
The incumbents will face independent challenges for three, three-year terms from Yousef Saleh and Matthew Schapiro – the latter of which who was a part of last year’s Jersey City United slate.
Greco said that Ali has “the leadership skills and intellectual understanding” that would make him a welcome addition to the board.
The endorsement is particularly good news for Ali, who scored 7,000 votes last year and announced he’d be running again last month.
He is now facing off with newcomer David Miranda in a head-to-head race for the one-year term on the board.
Demetrius Terry, who was certified by the county to run for a one-year term on the Jersey City Board of Education, has withdrawn from the race and endorsed Miranda instead.
â€œI am proud to endorse David Miranda for a seat on the Jersey City Board of Education – one-year term. During my campaign, my slogan was ‘Proven Leadership Fighting for Jersey City Students,” Terry said in a statement.
“I strongly believe it is so important to have a background and record to run on and David Miranda is uniquely qualified as was I to be elected to the Jersey City Board of Education.”