Watterman Officially Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Jersey City

A dedicated community leader and advocate for progressive change, has officially announced their candidacy for Mayor of Jersey City. With a proven track record of effective leadership and a deep commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all residents, Council President Joyce Watterman brings a vision of inclusive growth and sustainable development to the upcoming mayoral race.

Yesterday at the largest Juneteenth Festival in New Jersey held at Liberty State Park, Council President Watterman announced her candidacy for Mayor of Jersey City. “Let us remember the fight is not over. I want to make it clear today on Juneteenth as a black woman I am running for Mayor of Jersey City.” She introduced some of  her candidates Lewis Spears, Alexander Hamilton, David Carment and Kenny Reyes. The crowd erupted with cheers and excitement. Having served on city council for 11 years, Council President has garnered extensive experience in addressing the diverse needs of Jersey City’s population. Her platform emphasizes:

  • Economic Empowerment: Implementing policies to support local businesses, create jobs, and ensure equitable economic opportunities.
  • Education and Youth Development: Enhancing educational outcomes and investing in programs that prepare Jersey City’s youth for success.
  • Public Safety: Collaborating with law enforcement and community organizations to promote safety and reduce crime.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Initiating initiatives to protect Jersey City’s environment and combat climate change.
  • Affordable Housing: Increasing access to affordable housing options and combating homelessness.

“I am committed to listening to the voices of our community and working tirelessly to make Jersey City a more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable place for all.”


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2 responses to “Watterman Officially Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Jersey City”

  1. I can’t think of anyone more dedicated, qualified, or equipped to run the city of Jersey City than Council President Watterman! Congratulations on the announcement of your mayoral candidacy and I look forward to hearing more in the days ahead.
    You have my vote of support!

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