Jersey City Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson hands in 1,123 petitions to the clerk’s office

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Jersey City Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson handed in 1,123 petitions of nomination to the city clerk’s office yesterday, making it a forgone conclusion he’ll be on the ballot this fall.

Photo courtesy of the Jersey City Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson re-election campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We have a clear path ahead of us to continue to deliver on the many accomplishments in Ward F over the last four years,” Robinson said in a statement.

“I am so proud of my volunteers in making this happen, and the great support of the many residents who support this campaign, we were able to get this done because of their dedication and passion. The job is not done. We have more work to do.”

The incumbent, who is running on Mayor Steven Fulop’s slate, faces at least one spirited challenger in Frank “Educational” Gilmore, who is already certified for the non-partisan November 2nd municipal elections, according to the city clerk’s office.

Two other potential candidates, Vernon Richardson, an aide to Fulop and former chief of staff to late Ward D Councilman Michael Yun, and Barshay Muhammed, have also pulled petitions but have not submitted signatures yet.

The filing deadline is Monday, August 30th at 4 p.m.