Healy launches campaign for third term as JC mayor

Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy officially kicked off his campaign today for a third term.

“Being mayor of this city I love and where I’ve raised my family is the greatest honor of my life,” Healy said. “Together, we will continue fighting every day, so we can continue the progress for every resident in every neighborhood. We’ll keep pushing to attract new businesses and create good jobs. We’ll expand our parks, create more safe places for our children to grow and aggressively combat crime in our neighborhoods.”

Healy said he’s running on his record, citing the drop in Jersey City’s homicide rate and the city’s hiring of new police officers. The mayor recently lobbied Congress on the need for stricter gun safety laws and testified in Trenton this week in favor of stronger gun control legislation.

“I couldn’t be prouder than standing here today with this Council Team,” said Healy. “We are all bound together by the same motivating principle to always do what’s best for Jersey City and all the families, taxpayers and small businesses who live here. I know this team will work side-by-side as we fight to continue the progress for everyone in every neighborhood towards an even better future.”

Healy is running against two leading challengers, downtown City Councilman Steve Fulop and former St. Peter’s basketball standout Jerry Walker.

The Healy Council Team:

Peter Brennan – Council-At-Large

Since 2009, Peter Brennan has been Jersey City’s Council President. He previously served as a Ward A Councilman from 2001 through 2004, when he became Councilman-at-Large.

Omar Perez – Council-At-Large

A Democratic Committeeman and veteran of Menendez and Sires campaigns in Hudson County.

Viola Richardson – Council-At-Large

Councilwoman-at-Large Viola Richardson was the top vote-getter in the 2011 Jersey City Special Election. Prior to that, she served as Ward F Councilwoman for over a decade.

Dr. Charles Epps – Ward A

For 11 years, Dr. Charles Epps served as Superintendent of Jersey City schools.

Jerry Meyers – Ward B

Jerry Meyers is well known throughout the community for being a leader in the Lincoln Park Little League – starting as a coach and working his way up the ranks to become Little League President.

Janet Chevres – Ward C

An active member of the Parent Teacher Organization, she’s served as PTO president of Middle School 7, Vice-President of Public School 6 and Vice-President of Dickinson High School. Chevres works at JP Morgan Chase.

Rev. Mario Gonzalez – Ward D

For the past 13 years, Rev. Mario Gonzalez has served as CEO of The Hope Center for the Visual and Performing Arts – a faith-based, non-profit.

Dan Levin – Ward E

Community activist Dan Levin is founder and past president of Civic JC – a city-wide good government organization.

Jermaine Robinson – Ward F

Jermaine Robinson is owner/operator of The Light Rail Café, as well as an owner of The Real Deal Barbershop. 

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