Our Revolution New Jersey supporting Solomon in Jersey City Ward E council race


Our Revolution New Jersey is throwing their support behind Ward E Councilman James Solomon in his re-election bid, calling him “a strong advocate for everyday people and a fighter for Ward E.”

Photo courtesy of Our Revolution New Jersey.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“As a councilman James Solomon has been a strong advocate for everyday people and a fighter for Ward E. If you want James to continue to represent you and not the special interests then make sure to vote to reelect James Solomon this November,” Our Revolution NJ State Organizing Committee Member at-large Patricia Campos-Medina said in a statement.

They cited his independence on the city council as a key reason for endorsing him, along with pushing forward legislation to divest pension funds from fossil fuels and regulating Airbnb rentals.

“James Solomon knows who he represents – and that’s the people of Ward E, not the rich and well-connected who have their own interest in Ward E – and their interest is not the same as the interests of the people who actually live there,” added Our Revolution NJ State Organizing Committee Member at-large Barry Brendel.

Solomon was of course happy to accept the group’s backing for the non-partisan November 2nd municipal elections.

“I am proud to accept the endorsement of Our Revolution NJ. New Jersey is long overdue for progressive change,” he began.

“Whether it’s ending the ballot line so voters choose who represents them, not insiders or party bosses, fighting for accountability from police officers who commit acts of misconduct, or building a state that fights for climate justice, I am proud to be in this fight.”

Solomon faces a challenger in Chief Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut, who is running on Mayor Steven Fulop’s ticket.

Back in June, ORNJ endorsed Joel Brooks in the Ward B council race, their only other endorsement in Jersey City thus far.

ORNJ was formed in 2016 and has successfully advocated for candidates across New Jersey and for issues such as earned sick leave, a $15 minimum wage, opposing a partisan gerrymandering bill, and many others.

They are currently advocating for eliminating the party line on New Jersey ballots, organizing for Medicare for All, and supporting statewide legislation that would enable police oversight through civilian complaint review boards.

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