U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has relocated his state office from Newark to Harborside in Jersey City, marking a return to his Hudson County roots that drew a positive response from Mayor Steven Fulop.
“I’ll miss working in Newark, which I’ve had the privilege of representing for the last three decades, but with my friend, Senator Cory Booker, still having his office there and me moving to Jersey City, we’re going to give more New Jerseyans access to a U.S. Senate office than ever before,” Menendez said in a video uploaded to his Twitter and YouTube pages.
“Jersey City is a dynamic place, growing dramatically, a microcosm of our nation where different cultures come together and blend; it makes New Jersey so unique. Working every day in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty is going to remind me of the promise of this nation — that everyone is welcome, everyone is equal, and in this place, everything is possible.”
Menendez, a former Union City mayor, assemblyman, state senator, and congressman, had be utilizing an office space at the Newark Gateway Center – the same one used by his predecessors – since being appointed to the Senate in 2006.
Constituents can reach the new Harborside office, located at 210 Hudson St., by calling 973-645-3030.
While Menendez and Fulop have been at odds in recent years, which was escalated at the end of 2020 due to rumors that the senator’s son – attorney Rob Menendez, Jr. – was mulling a mayoral bid, the mayor tweeted that he welcomed the news.
“Good to have this office and resource in #JerseyCity,” Fulop wrote.