Rebecca Symes Announces Campaign for Jersey City Ward E Council Seat

Rebecca Symes Announces Campaign for Jersey City Ward E Council Seat



JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Rebecca Symes is officially announcing that she is running for Jersey City’s Ward E Council seat in the upcoming November nonpartisan city election. An attorney and former aide to U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with strong community ties and a progressive vision for the city’s future, Symes is running to succeed Councilwoman Candice Osborne who recently announced that she will not run for re-election. Symes recently resigned from her private sector job in order to focus full-time on her campaign for Ward E Council, with the hope of serving as a full-time City Council member if elected.


Symes has released the following video introducing herself and kicking off her campaign:



“Jersey City has an opportunity over the next few years to establish itself as a national model for government innovation and progressive values, and that is why I’m so excited to announce that I’m running for City Council,” said Symes. “My number one goal if elected is to ensure that all residents benefit from the prosperity that is happening in our city, and I am excited for the chance to represent this amazing community and to spend the coming months meeting neighbors and sharing a positive vision for our future.”


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, 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.



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