Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro and Ward A council candidate Kristen Zadroga Hart endorsed each other for the non-partisan November 2nd municipal elections.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Kristen Zadroga-Hart and I have a lot in common. Jersey City raised us. We share a respect not just for the City that made us who we are, but for the people who made Jersey City what it is today,” Lavarro said.
“Kristen understands the challenges and needs of Jersey City’s working families, especially those in the abandoned and forgotten section of Greenville. Amid an affordable housing and school funding crisis, now more than ever, we need the strong voice and perspective of an educator and union leader like Kristen on the City Council. I endorse Kristen Zadroga-Hart without equivocation and look forward to fighting alongside her on the City Council when she is elected to Ward A Council.”
Hart, the athletic director at McNair Academic High School, is looking to unseat Councilwoman Denise Ridley, while Lavarro looks to maintain his seat in a field of seven at-large candidates (three seats are up for grabs).
“From pushing for a strong Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance that will provide residents of Ward A with affordable housing to pulling the curtain back on an unfair water tax, Councilman Lavarro has proved time and again that he is a fighter for the working class,” said Zadroga Hart.
“I was proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Rolando as we fought to save the Katyn Memorial from special interests and greedy developers. I am proud to support Councilman Lavarro for re-election because I know he is willing to stand up to machine politics and make decisions in the best interest of his constituents.”
Lavarro has also traded endorsements with Ward B challenger Joel Brooks.