Former Council candidate Nicholas Grillo Endorses Rebecca Symes for Ward E Council

Former Council candidate Nicholas Grillo Endorses Rebecca Symes for Ward E Council

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Born and raised Jersey City resident and former city council candidate Nicholas Grillo is endorsing Rebecca Symes in the Ward E City Council Runoff Election. Grillo finished third in the initial election on November 7, garnering more votes than any other candidate who did not qualify for the runoff. His support provides a boost to Symes entering the final week of the election and comes after other major endorsements from current Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne, Councilman at-Large Daniel Rivera and several prominent local labor unions.

“I believe Rebecca is the best candidate to continue working with Mayor Fulop to keep moving downtown Jersey City forward,” said Grillo. “Rebecca has the necessary skills to collaborate with the city council, and has shown the temperament to continue our city’s great progress.”

Symes received the most votes in the November 7 election, with a lead of over 700 votes in front of the second place finisher, James Solomon. The two are now facing each other head to head in the runoff election next Tuesday.

“Nicholas Grillo is an incredibly dedicated advocate for downtown who does so much to help our community,” said Symes. “Having his support in this runoff election adds to the momentum we are seeing continue to build each day, with residents joining our campaign to keep moving Jersey City forward.”

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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