JCFamilies exec. dir. to challenge Aponte-Lipski for Jersey City county commissioner seat


JCFamilies Executive Director Mamta Singh has announced a June 6th primary challenge to Hudson County Commissioner Yraida Aponte-Lipski in Jersey City’s 4th District.

Photo courtesy of the Mamta Singh for county commissioner campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I’m running for County Commissioner because I believe that the people of District 4 deserve to live in a county that is affordable, safe, and resilient to the challenges the future holds,” she said in a statement.

“It would be an honor to serve the same community that allowed me to live out my own American Dream and I am eager to get to work to ensure Hudson County is a place where everyone can live and thrive.”

JCFamilies Inc. is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing Jersey City residents’ parenting experience. The community connects over 40,000 families and provides regular opportunities to network and celebrate all Jersey City has to offer.

In addition to her work with JCFamilies, Singh is an active member of the Hamilton Park community, and serves on the county Democratic committee. She is also a member of the Jersey City Youth Foundation board, according to their website.

Her platform includes increasing climate resilience, revitalizing public transportation, and ensuring District 4 remains an affordable community to raise a family like hers.

She also is also pledging to ensure the county’s $600 million budget is managed fairly, transparently, and to directly benefit the community.

“Mamta Singh is an extraordinary leader. She’s already done so much for families across Jersey City, and I am so excited she’s decided to run for county commissioner on a platform of lower taxes, affordable homes, and progressive values,” noted Jersey City Ward E Councilman James Solomon.

Aponte-Lipski, the wife of former Jersey City Councilman Steve Lipski, was elected in 2019 in a close race against progressive challenger Eleana Little, who is running for county executive this time around.

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