LETTER: Ex-Freeholder Jose Munoz announces he won’t run in WNY


Former District 7 Freeholder/Board Chairman Jose Munoz is announcing he will not seek a commissioner’s seat in West New York’s May 12 municipal election. 

Jose Munoz

At this time, following much activity in my personal life, I have chosen not to run for Commissioner of West New York. It was a difficult decision for me to make. My days and nights were consumed with the thought of disappointing my friends and those who have supported me.

This was coupled with an inner feeling of not finishing what we as concerned residents of West New York started in an effort to make West New York a better place to live for our children, friends, and neighbors.

My vision has not changed and my desire is and will continue to be for the greater good, but right now, I must consider the needs of my family.

I have been watching from the sidelines with keen interest the on goings within the political landscape in West New York and have noticed a significant change.

I have noticed declared candidates that came forward early in the campaign and those that have recently become candidates now having common ground – all are qualified to move West New York forward towards a brighter future.

As residents, we have fought hard over the years to be heard and to receive the recognition we rightfully deserve. I believe we have succeeded in this quest.

Just look at the caliber of candidates running for Commissioner. Each candidate brings with them a sense of purpose. A purpose that is supported by being “qualified” to represent the residents of a community I love – West New York.

I would at this time like to thank all of you for all you have done to make my dreams a reality and rest assured, I will continue to be involved if only as an “armchair” politician watching attentively from the sidelines until, God willing, my family circumstances change.

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