Sires Officially Announces West New York Mayoral Candidacy
Former United States Congressman Albio Sires officially announced today that he will be running for Mayor of the Town of West New York this May.
After 16 years in the United States Congress, Sires, the former Mayor of West New York and Speaker of the New Jersey State General Assembly, has decided to run for a fourth term locally as Mayor.
“Being the Mayor of West New York has been the greatest job I’ve ever had. Only in this country can a kid from Bejucal, Cuba who played basketball at Memorial High School make it to the halls of Congress. West New York was the place that made me who I am today and over the years, I’ve been able to help a lot of residents,” said Sires.
The campaign will focus on the issues that impact West New York residents everyday, including addressing crime, stabilizing rents and taxes, expanding local services, supporting education, adding more parking throughout town, and investing in our streets and parks.
Sires has made several exciting new initiatives the top priorities for his team and administration.
“I want to build a new media center in the heart of town on Bergenline Avenue for all of our residents to enjoy. The current library across from Town Hall is falling apart and is not handicap accessible,” noted Sires.
“In the Congress, we were able to really invest in school infrastructure, and because of that Memorial High School, as well as some of the elementary schools, will be getting air conditioning units. Trust me, I was a student and a teacher at Memorial High School, this is desperately needed. And now, the state has said West New York needs a new school to address overcrowding that we’re going to build on Broadway between 64th and 65th Streets,” added Sires.
“I also made sure before leaving Congress that there would be money for West New York to build more parks, especially in the waterfront. I am very excited about these new projects for our town – our residents deserve the best.”
In reference to his commission team, Sires said he would be announcing a dynamic group of people that represent all of West New York.
“One of the things that I saw in Washington was how deeply divided our country is today. I want to be a Mayor for everyone who calls West New York home, and my team will reflect just that.”
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