Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop submitted 6,000 petitions of nomination to the city clerk’s office earlier today, well beyond the necessary 1,648 valid signatures needed to get on the November 2nd ballot.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Jersey City residents recognize the progress our community has made over the past eight years and support our vision of continuing the work to make it the best midsize city in America,” Fulop said in a statement.
“I would like to personally thank every resident who signed our petition because nothing that we’ve accomplished together would be possible without their support. It’s an honor to serve as Mayor and I promise to continue working as hard as I can to lead Jersey City forward.”
Fulop kicked off his re-election campaign in February of 2020 and is running with seven incumbents, with Chief Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut running in Ward E and Hudson County Democratic Organization Chair Amy DeGise running at-large.
The campaign has already received endorsements from the likes of U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8), the Hudson County Democratic Black Caucus, and several labor unions.
He currently has a declared challenger in youth mentor and author Lewis Spears and all nine council seats are expected to be contested.
The non-partisan Jersey City municipal elections are on November 2nd, with the filing deadline set for August 30th at 4 p.m.