Jersey City Ward C council hopeful Zuppa raises $15k at Salumeria Ercolano fundraiser

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Jersey City Ward C council candidate Tom Zuppa raised about $15,000 at a fundraiser at Salumeria Ercolano last week, his campaign said today.

Jersey City Ward C council candidate Tom Zuppa. Photo courtesy of the Zuppa campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“A New Day is about fighting for our residents so that Ward C no longer gets left behind and our residents never again have to question if their neighborhood is safe enough, clean enough, or affordable enough to continue living here,” Zuppa told supporters on hand.

A civil litigation attorney at Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, the candidate also committed to ending chronic homelessness and improve basic quality of life services.

“Jersey City leads Hudson County with over 50 percent of the people experiencing homelessness residing here. We need to secure permanent housing and services and that will be a priority on day one of being elected,” Zuppa added.

“We need our sidewalks fixed, our roads paved, and our trash picked up. We need
to keep our neighborhoods affordable. We need open, green space and opportunities for public recreation so that everyone who lives here now or moves here in the future will want to stay here, and can afford to do so. We need a jobs program, jobs training, and to get our residents jobs. And we need these things today.”

His haul from Thursday isn’t a huge surprise, given that he has been the most well funded Jersey City challenger through the first two quarters of 2021.

Zuppa is seeking to unseat Ward C Councilman Rich Boggiano, who is running on Mayor Steven Fulop’s ticket, and also has an opponent in Kevin Bing.

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