With Fulop’s backing, Ward A leader Stamato likely to become next JCDO chair

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Barbara McCann Stamato, widely considered an effective Ward A leader in Jersey City, is likely to be the next chair of the local Democratic party after receiving the backing of Mayor Steven Fulop.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop wants Barbara McCann Stamato as the next chair of the JCDO chair. Stamato photo via Facebook.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop wants Barbara McCann Stamato as the next chair of the JCDO chair. Stamato photo via Facebook.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“During the past several months, Ward “A” leader Barbara Stamato has done a tremendous job of organizing the JCDC and I hope you consider lending her your vote for the new Chairwoman of the JCDC,” Fulop wrote in a letter to the Jersey City Democratic Committee members.

Fulop was instrumental in having 367 candidates file for Democratic committee, where at least 150 are brand new, with only four candidates with the JCDC line losing in yesterday’s primary election, according to Fulop campaign spokeswoman Hannah Peterson.

The JCDC, also known as the Jersey City Democratic Organization, is currently chaired by Shawn “Sully” Thomas-Sullivan – an ally turned enemy of Fulop who did not seek re-election this year.

Neither Sullivan or Stamato could immediately be reached for comment this evening.