Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop ventured to Woodland Park to speak at a Democratic event, touching on a number of topics including running against then-U.S. Rep. Bob Menendez in 2004, as well as Jersey City’s paid sick leave and prisoner reentry initiatives.Â
Little Falls Democratic Chairman Kevin Barry, Woodland Park Democratic Chairman Ronald Pascrell, State/Passaic County Chairman John Currie and Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark were just a few of the Passaic County officials on hand to welcome Fulop to the American Legion at 410 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
After Fulop offered some praise for a few of his Passaic County counterparts, he eventually touched on his political background by giving a quick lesson in Jersey City politics.
He explained that the late Glenn Cunningham talked him into running against then-Congressman Bob Menendez, an ally turned enemy for Cunningham, in 2004.
Fulop also spoke about local government, stressing that a municipality can be â€œsocially conscious,â€ while still having a successful local economy, using Jersey Cityâ€™s paid sick leave program as a prime example.