Councilman Daniel Rivera Endorses Rebecca Symes for Ward E Council

Councilman Daniel Rivera Endorses Rebecca Symes for Ward E Council

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Councilman at-Large Daniel Rivera is endorsing Rebecca Symes in the Ward E Council Runoff Election that will be held next Tuesday. Fresh off winning re-election on November 7 along with Mayor Steven Fulop and fellow Council members at-Large Rolando Lavarro and Joyce Watterman, Rivera’s endorsement shows continued momentum for Symes’ campaign after she finished with the most votes in the first ballot of the Ward E race.

“I’m supporting Rebecca for Ward E because I trust she knows what it takes to make Jersey City a place for everybody to live, work and play. For as long as I’ve known her, she’s always been involved with our community and understands what it takes to keep moving Jersey City forward. I firmly believe she embodies the type of character we need on the City Council,” said Rivera, who will begin his second term on the Council in January. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Candice Osborne, and I’m very eager to work with Rebecca Symes to continue our progress throughout Jersey City. Rebecca is the best choice in the Ward E race and the best choice to continue our progress throughout Jersey City. “

Symes was previously endorsed by outgoing Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne, who cited Symes’ work ethic and ability to get things done. Her grassroots campaign has also won the support of local labor unions, community groups, small business owners and thousands of residents of Ward E.

“I would like to thank Councilman Rivera for his support and for the strong vote of confidence he has voiced in our campaign,” said Symes. “Our team is working incredibly hard right through December 5th and every vote counts. I am proud of the work we are doing and I look forward to serving along with Councilman Rivera and the other outstanding representatives on the City Council to work with the Mayor to keep moving Jersey City forward.”

The Council Runoff Election will be held on December 5th.

About Rebecca Symes

Rebecca Symes has been deeply involved in community organizations and causes as a past President of the Harsimus Cove Neighborhood Association, Trustee at the Jersey City Free Public Library, Board Secretary at The Waterfront Project, a free legal clinic, Advisory Trustee at Liberty Science Center and a New Leaders Council Fellow. She holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor’s Degree from Ithaca College. After law school, she worked at Housing Conservation Coordinators, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting affordable housing, served as Counsel & Director of Constituent Affairs to U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and later served as General Counsel to Dixon Advisory USA. Symes resigned from her private sector position to devote her full attention to representing Jersey City’s Ward E residents.


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