Wainstein makes third consecutive challenge to Sacco official in North Bergen


Larry Wainstein has made his third consecutive challenge to North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco official, announcing his plans to run again at a holiday party last week.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Our current administration has been in power for nearly four decades. Whatever could have been done by now, should have been done by now. It is time for new energy, new ideas, and new leadership,” Wainstein said in a statement.

“Together we will bring change to North Bergen. I am so grateful for the tremendous support I received on Friday night. Our movement will continue to grow.”

He further stated that his platform that includes an open and transparent government, fiscal responsibility, fighting for better protection for renters, building new schools, re-locating the pre-school students out of trailers, infrastructure and road repairs, among other things.

Wainstein made his announcement at a holiday party at The Boulevard.

Sacco, who was first elected to the board of commissioners in 1985 before becoming mayor in 1991, defeated Wainstein by a margin of about 65 to 35 percent in 2015 and then approximately 69 to 31 percent in 2019.

Also the state Senator of the 32nd Legislative District since 1994, Sacco endorsed state Senator Brian Stack (D-33), also the Union City mayor, for re-election in February after legislative redistricting placed them both in the new LD-33.

With that in mind, Sacco has already made it clear that he will seek another term as mayor next May.

While he hasn’t announced his ticket yet, he is expected to have at least one new running mate since Revenue and Finance Commissioner Julio Marenco is expected to run alongside Stack for a state Assembly seat in June.

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