Jersey City Ward E Councilman Solomon announces 3 new hires for his office


Jersey City Ward E Councilman James Solomon has announced three news hires for his office to manage the day-to-day operations, ensure constituent services are fulfilled, and contribute to progressive initiatives.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“My new staff will be an important addition to making sure my office remains efficient, transparent, and effective. I am grateful to have them by my side as we work together for people of Ward E and the whole city,” Solomon said in a statement.

Kristel Mejia-Asqui will serve as his director of constituent services, Brandon Syphrett has been hired as outreach director, with Isaac Smith – who worked in former Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro’s office – brought on board as the legislative/political director.

“I previously interned for Councilman Solomon’s office during my final semester at NJCU. My internship with Councilman Solomon’s team taught me the importance of simple and transparent communication between local government and the community,” noted Mejia-Asqui.

“As the son of an immigrant and person of color I am committed to standing up for the oppressed and giving a voice to the unheard,” added Syphrett, who previously worked as a field organizer for the Joe Biden campaign in Philadelphia and is also an alumnus of New Jersey City University.

As for Smith, he graduated from George Washington University with a degree in public policy, with an interest in urban planning and affordable housing. He is also a lifelong resident of Greenville.

“I’m looking forward to using whatever skills I have to help Councilman Solomon serve you, the people of Ward E, the best that we can,” he noted.

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