Jersey City Ward E Councilwoman Osborne endorses Symes to succeed her

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Jersey City Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne endorsed candidate Rebecca Symes to succeed her, stating she possesses a strong work ethic, is pragmatic and understands Jersey City. Osborne-Symes

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“My office interviewed each of the candidates and have been asking around and observing their campaigns. To replace me on the city council I want someone who will work hard, who will be pragmatic and who understands downtown Jersey City,” Osborne said in an email blast this afternoon.

“While I am certain many of the candidates possessed two of the three characteristics that most mattered to me in this election, I feel that only one person successfully demonstrated all three of them to me – Rebecca Symes.”

Osborne continued to explain her decision by noting that Symes filed over 1,000 petitions for nomination, that she understands the role a councilperson is supposed to play and has served the community as a Trustee for both the Jersey City Library Board and the Liberty Science Center.

“It is such an honor to be endorsed by someone like Candice Osborne who has been a devoted public servant and an excellent representative for Downtown Jersey City,” Symes aid in a statement.

“Whoever succeeds Candice has tremendous shoes to fill, because she has always brought so much to the table as an elected official. I am proud that she has recognized that I am the right choice to continue her legacy and so excited to have her support as we move closer to election day.”

Symes, one of five running in the Ward E council race, also recently received the support of the Hudson County Central Labor Council.

She entered the race in June, days after Osborne announced she would not be seeking re-election.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop does not have a Ward E candidate running on his ticket and has said he will not be endorsing anyone in that race.