Union City Mayor/state Senator Brian Stack (D-33) was enthusiastic about Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulopâ€™s potential gubernatorial run during his opening remarks at a Fulop fundraiser last night.
â€œWe are going to see great things coming out from Mayor Fulop … in the next few years, all of us are very excited about that. We are going to continue to see great leadership here, not only in Jersey City but in the State of New Jersey,” said Stack, whose Senate district includes a portion of Jersey City.
Fulop raised an eyebrow in reaction to the statement, and them reminded everyone that it was honor to have Stack at his fundraiser since â€œevery single governor over the last 15 years, every mayor in the State of New Jersey, they seek out this gentleman.â€
â€œHe happens to be an advocate for Jersey City. It speaks to the fact that we work closely together advocating for all of you.â€
Fulop hosted his mayoral victory party at Zeppelin Hall in 2013, and also thanked that supporters who attended his personal fundraiser 3 years later, continuing to give him loyal support.
He also thanked those who just recently joined in supporting his administration.
â€œFor those of you that have a chance to join us in changing Jersey City and being a leader for the state of New Jersey, I want you to know that bright things are in the future for Jersey City and this great city that we love.â€
Officials in attendance included Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro, Jersey City Councilwoman-at-Large Joyce Watterman, Jersey City Ward F Councilwoman Diane Coleman, Hoboken Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5), Jersey City Corporation Counsel Jeremy Farrell, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31) and Bayonne Freeholder Kenny Kopacz (D-1).