Jersey City extends Ward F council seat application process through Jan. 7

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The City of Jersey City has extended the Ward F council seat application process through January 7 of next year, a city spokeswoman said yesterday. Diane Coleman

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“After feedback from some council members and community members, we are going to extend the Ward F resume and application period through the first week in January (January 7th),” city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said in email yesterday.

The initial deadline to submit applications was yesterday and anyone interested in the position should email a resume and cover letter to wardfcouncil@jcnj.org.

For candidates to be considered, they must be a registered voter that has lived in Ward F for at least one year.

Jermaine Robinson, who unsuccessfully ran for the seat on Mayor Jerramiah Healy’s ticket in 2013, is the only candidate who has publicly made it known that he would like to serve in the post.

The city has not provided the names of all the current applicants or even the number of applicants that have applied at this time.

Current Ward F Councilwoman Diane Coleman was elected as the Hudson County Register in the November 8 municipal elections and she can not serve in both positions simultaneously.

First elected to the council in November 2012, Coleman said as early as last summer that she had no intention of seeking re-election in 2017.

Whoever gets appointed as her successor will sit in the seat until December 31, 2017.