Cunningham Not Ready to Endorse in the JC Mayor’s Race

JERSEY CITY – She stood with Mayor Steven Fulop today in a show of mutual support for legislation to close a NJ bail reform loophole, but state Senator Sandy Cunningham (D-31) – that legislation’s co-author – is not yet ready to issue a public endorsement in this year’s mayoral election.

“I have not made any decisions yet,” Cunningham told InsiderNJ, as Fulop and his team continue to assemble a slate of council candidates.

Former corporation counsel Bill Matsikoudis and former Assemblyman Charles Mainor – a Cunningham ally – are running against Fulop. But the senator was adamant today about staying out of it – for now.

We also asked Cunningham about Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32), who doubles as chairman of the Huddson County Democratic Organization (HCDO). does she support the return of both of them to a leadership duopoly that at times has appeared strained.

Cunningham is a well-known northern ally of Sweeney.

“I think everything’s fine the way it is,” the senator said of the existing legislative leadership structure.

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