The VoteVets Political Action Committee, the largest group of progressive veterans in the country, endorsed Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop for re-election.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Steven has been one of the brightest stars among veterans who have run successfully for public office, to continue their service,” VoteVets PAC Chair Jon Soltz, also an Iraq War veteran, said in a statement.
“Jersey City is a testament to the great things that can happen when someone with a dedication to service is given a chance to continue their service in office. We were proud to endorse him for Mayor, and are proud to endorse him for reelection.”
Founded in 2006, the mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is to elect veterans to public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America’s 21st century troops and veterans.
â€œAs a veteran myself, this endorsement is very personal for me. There is no organization like VoteVets in the country that advocates for veterans who served since 9/11 while pushing for progressive values and common sense policies,” Fulop said in the same statement.
“I am proud to have the support of such an incredible organization, and I look forward to continuing to work together on important veterans issues.
Fulop joined the United States Marine Corps shortly after September 11th, and was deployed to Iraq in 2003.
As mayor, he has advocated for solving veterans homelessness, partnering with local organizations to help provide supportive housing for Jersey City veterans.