Margarita Guzman, a former West New York Board of Education candidate, is set to replace Commissioner Fiorâ€™DAliza Frias on Mayor Felix Roque’s re-election ticket, according to multiple sources who spoke under the condition of anonymity.
Campaign Spokesman Pablo Fonseca did not confirm or deny that Guzman would be filling in for Frias.
â€œI cannot comment at this time on who the fifth member of Mayor Roqueâ€™s re-election ticket will be, but an announcement will be forthcoming shortly,â€ he told Hudson County View over the phone.
Guzman is being honored as one of two â€œDominicans of the Yearâ€ at the townâ€™s annual Dominican Independence Day flag raising at town hall tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Her addition to Roqueâ€™s ticket is expected to be announced then, sources said.
By this time tomorrow, Roqueâ€™s ticket will include Commissioners Gabriel Rodriguez and Cosmo Cirillo, Memorial High School teacher Susan Colacurcio and Guzman.
With that ticket, all of Roqueâ€™s running mates from 2011 have been replaced.
Frias deferred comment to Fonseca when contacted by Hudson County View, while Guzman could not be reached for comment.