Hudson County Commissioner Jerry Walker has endorsed Steve Fulop for re-election to a third term as mayor of Jersey City, with key members of the Hudson County Democratic Black Caucus – including Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Jersey City) backing the mayor and his slate of city council candidates.
“The investments that Jersey City is making in the Black community under Mayor Fulop’s leadership have the potential to be truly transformative,” said Walker. “Mayor Fulop is addressing the needs of residents by creating new job and apprenticeship opportunities, ensuring that local residents will be ready to obtain high-paying jobs at major infrastructure programs like the Gateway project.”
McKnight praised Fulop’s efforts to fund pubic schools, create a civilian complaint review board, and funding of the arts.
“I welcome the opportunity to work with Mayor Fulop in 2021 and beyond to make Jersey City safer and to provide a better quality of life for all residents throughout the City.”
Walker is a one-time Fulop opponent. He ran for mayor in 2013 against Fulop and then-incumbent Jeremiah Healy and finished third. A former Seton Hall basketball star, Walker is now in his second term as a county commissioner.
He praised Fulop for creating job and apprenticeship opportunities and improving after school programs.
“Jersey City’s biggest strength is our people and our diversity, and I’m incredibly proud to have earned the support of some of the strongest leaders in the Black community,” Fulop said.. “It’s always been clear that our city won’t succeed without investing in every corner of our community and making sure that the progress we’ve seen in some neighborhoods is extended to every other area and that we spread new opportunities to all of our residents are our highest priorities.”