Jersey City Ward E Councilman James Solomon submitted 1,011 petitions of nomination to the clerk’s office earlier today, essentially guaranteeing he’ll be on the November 2nd ballot.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“This campaign is powered by people, not the machine, and I want to thank everyone who signed a petition to get my name on the ballot here in Ward E. It is clear that our campaign has the momentum in this race, and I am consistently humbled by our widespread community support,” Solomon said in a statement.
“Folks from all 25 precincts in Downtown Jersey City signed my petition to show that they want strong leadership independent of the political machine and their developer donors.”
In Ward E, municipal candidates need about 350 valid petitions of nomination to quality for the November 2nd ballot. The filing deadline is August 30th at 4p.m.
With that in mind, it seems fairly obvious at this point that Solomon will find himself entrenched in a head-to-head contest against Chief Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut, who is running on Mayor Steven Fulop’s ticket.