Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Daniel Rivera is endorsing the “Education Matters” team in the non-partisan November 8th board of education race.
“This team has my support 100%,” Rivera captioned a Facebook post with pictures of the Education Matters team, which consists of Trustee Noemi Velazquez, Afaf Muhammed, and Christopher Tisdale.
He is the first and only member of the city council to endorse in the upcoming school board election for now, something he also did in 2019.
“Our team is proud to have the endorsement of Councilman Rivera. His role in the community, specifically with youth programs over the years and the diversity in his sponsored community events is reflective of our shared vision for the district,” Education Matters campaign manager Mike Greco said in a statement.
“He understands the value of investing in programs that benefit our youth and community and we hope to partner with him on projects & initiatives as board trustees.”
Rivera was elected to his third term in November as part of Mayor Steven Fulop’s ticket.
The race has eight candidates, which includes the “Change for Children” team and two independents, seeking three, three-year terms on the board.