Presumptive Jersey City Ward C candidate Zuppa warns Boggiano that he won’t run unopposed

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Presumptive Jersey City Ward C council candidate Tom Zuppa is firing at warning shot at at Rich Boggiano, indicating that he shouldn’t expect to run unopposed in 2021 despite this morning’s announcement that he’ll be running on Mayor Steven Fulop’s ticket.

Tom Zuppa. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“People need to have a choice in next year’s election. It will not be decided behind closed doors, but rather by the voters who have the opportunity to have their voices heard,” Zuppa, an associate at Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, told HCV this afternoon.

“Today, Ward C needs a new perspective and a representative with a fresh voice and clear vision for how to improve the lives of all of its residents and address quality of life issues that have been ignored.”

Zuppa filed a D1 form with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission back on June 4th, opening the “Zuppa for Jersey City” account for “council or municipal office.”

His most recent filing from October 15th shows that he has just over $24,895 cash on hand.

This morning, Fulop’s re-election campaign announced that Boggiano, once a fierce political nemesis, would be the 7th incumbent to join his team as part of his 2021 re-election bid.

“I’ve never met another public official who is as tenacious a defender of his neighborhood and what makes it special than Rich Boggiano, and I’m excited to have him officially join our team and strengthen our ticket heading into next year’s election,” the mayor said.