Veterans Group Backs Fulop’s Reelection in Jersey City

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is under scrutiny by media and political foes for a Rhode Island home he bought with a line of credit from a Hudson County-based bank with which the city has deposits, and his use of an architect from Jersey City’s biggest landlord.

The​ ​largest​ ​group​ ​of​ ​progressive​ ​veterans​ ​in​ ​the​ ​nation this week endorsed​ ​the reelection of Jersey City Mayor​ ​Steven​ ​M.​ ​Fulop​. “Steven​ ​has​ ​been​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​brightest​ ​stars​ ​among​ ​veterans​ ​who​ ​have​ ​run​ ​successfully​ ​for public​ ​office,​ ​to​ ​continue​ ​their​ ​service,”​ ​said​ ​Jon​ ​Soltz,​ ​Iraq​ ​War​ ​veteran​ ​and​ ​Chair​ ​of​ ​VoteVets PAC.​ ​”Jersey​ ​City​ ​is​ ​a​ ​testament​ ​to​ ​the​ ​great​ ​things​ ​that​ ​can​ ​happen​ ​when​ ​someone​ ​with​ ​a dedication​ ​to​ ​service​ ​is​ ​given​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​continue​ ​their​ ​service​ ​in​ ​office.​ ​​ ​We​ ​were​ ​proud​ ​to endorse​ ​him​ ​for​ ​Mayor,​ ​and​ ​are​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​endorse​ ​him​ ​for​ ​reelection.”

Founded​ ​in​ ​2006,​ ​the​ ​mission​ ​of​ ​​ ​Political​ ​Action​ ​Committee​ ​is​ ​to​ ​elect​ ​Veterans​ ​to public​ ​office,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​Iraq​ ​and​ ​Afghanistan​ ​veterans,​ ​and​ ​hold​ ​public​ ​officials accountable​ ​for​ ​their​ ​words​ ​and​ ​actions​ ​that​ ​impact​ ​America’s​ ​21st​ ​century​ ​troops​ ​and​ ​veterans.

“As​ ​a​ ​veteran​ ​myself,​ ​this​ ​endorsement​ ​is​ ​very​ ​personal​ ​for​ ​me,”​ ​said​ ​Mayor​ ​Fulop.​ ​“There​ ​is​ ​no organization​ ​like​ ​VoteVets​ ​in​ ​the​ ​country​ ​that​ ​advocates​ ​for​ ​veterans​ ​who​ ​served​ ​since​ ​9/11 while​ ​pushing​ ​for​ ​progressive​ ​values​ ​and​ ​common​ ​sense​ ​policies.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​have​ ​the support​ ​of​ ​such​ ​an​ ​incredible​ ​organization,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​continuing​ ​to​ ​work​ ​together​ ​on important​ ​veterans​ ​issues.” Mayor​ ​Fulop​ ​joined​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​Marine​ ​Corps​ ​soon​ ​after​ ​September​ ​11th,​ ​and​ ​was deployed​ ​to​ ​Iraq​ ​in​ ​2003.​ ​As​ ​mayor,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​proven​ ​to​ ​be​ ​an​ ​advocate​ ​for​ ​solving​ ​veterans homelessness,​ ​and​ ​has​ ​partnered​ ​with​ ​local​ ​organizations​ ​to​ ​help​ ​provide​ ​supportive​ ​housing for​ ​Jersey​ ​City​ ​veterans.

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