Jersey City educators Zadroga Hart, Gadsden, endorse each other in city council races

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Jersey City educators Kristen Zadroga Hart, seeking the Ward A seat, and Chris Gadsden, running at-large, endorsed each other in their respective races this morning.

Jersey City Ward A council candidate Kristen Zadroga Hart and Council-at-Large candidate Chris Gadsden. Photo courtesy of the Kristen Zadroga Hart for council campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Chris is a fighter who is passionate about his community and committed to serving the people of Jersey City. As educators, we have seen firsthand the damage that underfunding our public schools has done,” Zadroga Hart said in a statement.

“When City Hall continues to neglect our crumbling buildings and fails to provide our students with clean drinking water it proves time and again that our students and staff are not a priority. I am proud to endorse Chris Gadsden for At-Large City Council because I know he represents the independent leadership sorely needed in Jersey City right now.”

Zadroga Hart is the athletics director at McNair Academic High School, while Gadsden, a former Ward B councilman, is the principal at Lincoln High School.

“I’ve always supported Kristen and it’s an honor to endorse her. Kristen is genuine and has an intense passion for our youth and improving our community,” stated Gadsden.

“Kristen’s love for Jersey City is unmatched, because her roots are deep, coming from a family of educators and community servants. This is why I believe that Kristen will always put Jersey City first and vote in the best interest of the residents of Ward A and Jersey City.”

Gadsden also noted that he and Zadroga Hart have nearly 50 years of combined service as educators and are needed on the city council to ensure the public schools are fulling funded, along with prioritizing affordable housing, as well as providing opportunities for youth and seniors alike.

The non-partisan Jersey City municipal elections are on November 2nd.