Jersey City Ward E Councilman James Solomon has endorsed Eleana Little for Hudson County executive, as well as Mamta Singh and Ron Bautista for county commissioners, in an email blast this morning.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Hudson County and Jersey City are not for sale. We deserve to have people rooted in our communities representing us in government, and Eleana, Mamta, and Ron have consistently been on the front lines of the fight — working tirelessly to address our overstressed infrastructure and affordable housing crisis while standing up to developer interests,” the downtown councilman wrote.
“Simply put, we need them in Hudson County’s government — because we need unbought leadership in our government. They’ll lower county property taxes by eliminating waste in government.”
Little is challenging Craig Guy, outgoing County Executive Tom DeGise’s chief of staff, who has the backing of the Hudson County Democratic Organization, Gov. Phil Murphy (D), U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ), along with many other prominent Democrats throughout the state.
Bautista is set for a rematch with Hudson County Board of Commissioners Chair Anthony Romano in the 5th District. Three years ago during a presidential election cycle, the incumbent won by a margin of about 62-38.
Solomon endorsed Bautista and Little back then as well, when Little challenged Yraida Aponte-Lipski for an open freeholder seat in the 4th District. Aponte-Lipski won by a final tally of about 53-47.
This time around, Aponte-Lipski will defend her seat against Mamta Singh, the executive director of the local nonprofit JCFamilies, it what is expected to be one of the closer contested races on the June 6th primary ballot.
Early voting is underway and the Jersey City locations are at City Hall, 280 Grove St., thePershing Field Community Center, 835 Summit Ave., the Hank Gallo Center in Lincoln Park, and the Moose Lodge at 60 West Side Ave.
Those facilities will be open until 8 p.m. this evening, reopening tomorrow from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m., and finally running from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.