Jim McGreevey will host 1st Town Hall next week as part of bid for Jersey City mayor


Former Gov. Jim McGreevey will host his first Town Hall next week as part of his bid for Jersey City mayor in what is scheduled for a two-hour event.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Town Hall will take place at Our Lady of Mount Caramel Church, located at 99 Broadway, on Wednesday, February 7th, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to a four-page campaign pamphlet that hit mailboxes yesterday.

“My commitment is to move forward on the shared vision, with confidence, discipline, and hard work, so that we may improve the quality of the city, tackle affordability and escalating property taxes, and create a clear standard of excellence in all that we do,” McGreevey wrote in the mailer.

The pamphlet also included a survey that residents could fill out related to affordability, public safety, economy, quality of life, healthcare, and education.

McGreevey is leading the way raised $867,828.40 in the fourth quarter of 2023 and still reported $848,910.66 cash on hand in his January 16th filing with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, though relatively few of his donors were from Jersey City.

The only other declared candidates for the November 4th, 2025 contest are Hudson County Commissioner Bill O’Dea (D-2) and Council President Joyce Watterman, with Hudson County Commissioner Jerry Walker (D-3) expressing an interest in running.

Ward E Councilman James Solomon and former Board of Education President Mussab Ali are two other potential candidates in the non-partisan race, with Mayor Steven Fulop opting to run for governor instead of seeking a fourth term.

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  1. Confused as to why Jim McGreevey would schedule his town hall during the same time as the bi-weekly city council meeting where most local activists and community members will be in attendance – is this an oversight?