U.S. Representative Albio Sires (D-Hudson) is endorsing Mayor Steven Fulop and his City Council slate in the upcoming citywide election being held in November. Rep. Sires’ endorsement follows the announcement that Hudson County Democratic Organization Chair Amy DeGise, one of the Congressman’s closest political allies, has joined the Mayor’s team as a candidate for an at-large Council seat. The Congressman’s endorsement further cements the growing unity among local Democrats behind Team Fulop.
“Mayor Fulop has shown true leadership by bringing people together with one goal in mind, which is to keep moving Jersey City forward, and I’m proud to add my support for him and his entire team,” said Congressman Sires, who represents the Heights, Downtown and several other city neighborhoods. “The fact that the Mayor has been able to grow his coalition and add new, highly respected voices like Amy DeGise and Rich Boggiano to his team shows that he understands the value of relationship building and working together for a common purpose. Jersey City’s future has never been brighter and I’m excited to continue working with Mayor Fulop and his team.”
Mayor Fulop is running for his third term alongside a Council slate that includes DeGise as well as incumbents Joyce Watterman, Daniel Rivera, Denise Ridley, Mira Prinz-Arey, Boggiano, Yousef Saleh and Jermaine Robinson. The final member of the Mayor’s slate will be announced soon.
“I’ve learned over the years that we can get much more done for Jersey City with the right partners working with us, both here in our community and at the county, state and federal levels,” said Mayor Fulop. “Our team has worked closely with Congressman Sires on so many important issues, most recently by utilizing federal funding he delivered to become the first city in New Jersey to offer COVID-19 testing to all residents, to support our local small businesses and to offer rent relief to working families in need. I know that Jersey City can count on Congressman Sires whenever we need him and I’m proud to have his support in this election.”