Jersey City Ward D Councilman Saleh submits over 1,000 petitions for nomination


Jersey City Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh has submitted over 1,000 petitions for nomination this week ahead of the November 3rd special election.

Photo courtesy of the Councilman Yousef Saleh campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This outpouring of support from so many of my friends, neighbors and fellow residents of the Jersey City Heights is a true testament to the diverse coalition that is supporting our campaign, from people who grew up here to those who arrived more recently, and across all races and political backgrounds,” Saleh said in a statement.

“I want to thank each and every member of our community who signed our petition for the faith they have entrusted in me and I pledge to work as hard as I can to live up to the commitments I’ve made to them while earning the support of as many more residents of Ward D as I can.”

Saleh is a born and raised resident of the Heights who has said he is devoted to making his neighborhood an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

He was appointed to the city council in April following the tragic death of late Ward D Councilman Michael Yun due to COVID-19.

As he did prior to his appointment, he has the full support of Mayor Steven Fulop for his special election bid.

“Yousef is already establishing himself as a responsive, thoughtful elected official and someone that the Heights and all of Jersey City can count on,” Fulop said.

“I’m glad to see his campaign launching with such a show of strength and I look forward to continuing to support him.”

Patrick Ambrossi is thus far the only declared challenger against Saleh for November.