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Jersey City Council candidate Kevin Bing. (Photo: Kevin Bing).

Boggiano gets opponent in Jersey City

Kevin Bing enters Ward C city council race

By David Wildstein, March 03 2021 8:37 am

Kevin Bing, the president of the Journal Square Community Association, will challenge incumbent Richard Boggiano for the Ward C City Council seat in the November non-partisan municipal election.

Boggiano., a colorful, sometimes controversial two-term councilman, is running on a slate headed by Mayor Steven Fulop.

“Whether it is new development, or the challenges we face from the COVID pandemic, Ward C is going through big changes,” Bing said.  “It’s time to meet these challenges with a bold vision and leadership that makes sure the future we shape is one that works for everyone.”

In the last election, Boggiano won re-election to his Journal Square Council seat by a 43%-28% margin in a four-candidate field.

“Too often we’ve seen political leaders who lack a clear vision of a better future, complain about the way things are, and throw their hands up when asked for a solution,” Bing said.

Bing operates a family-owned manufacturing business and is a Democratic county committeeman in Jersey City.

“I want to provide an independent voice on city council,” he said.  “I plan to lead on issues that will make a more equitable Jersey City and deliver on the solutions we can only achieve with a change in our city council seat.”

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