Jersey City Freeholder Joel Torres won’t run on the Hudson County Democratic Organization line in the June primary and his potential successor has already been selected, NJ Globe reports.
Yraid Aponte-Lipski, the wife of former Jersey City councilman and current ward leader Steve Lipski, has been pegged to run on the party line in June instead of Torres, the Globe wrote.
Torres, was elected in November 2017, the same year he was elected as president of the Jersey City Board of Education.
He succeeded E. Junior Maldonado, who left his freeholder seat to become the Hudson County Clerk.
Several officials declined to comment on the story, deferring comment to HCDO Chair Amy DeGise, who did not immediately return inquiries seeking comment.
Torres also did not return requests for comment on Friday.