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Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) at the opening of his campaign headquarters in West New York in 2018. Photo: New Jersey Globe.

Slew of Hudson officials endorse Sires

By Nikita Biryukov, June 30 2020 4:47 pm

A Slew of Hudson County officials endorsed Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) on Tuesday.

“The Hudson County Central Labor Council is proud to support Congressman Albio Sires in the July 7 Democratic Primary as he seeks re-election in the 8th Congressional District,” HCCLC President Barry Kushnir said. “Congressman Sires has demonstrated his commitment to the working men and women of Hudson County throughout his long record of public service.”

Sires faces a primary challenge from Hector Oseguera, who is running to the longtime incumbent’s left.

The congressman’s Tuesday endorsements include ones from Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla and Councilmembers Mike DeFusco, Tiffanie Fisher, Mike Russo, Ruben Ramos, Phil Cohen, Jen Giattino, Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour and Vaness Falco.

“Whether it’s fighting for Hoboken’s climate change efforts, securing the resources to extend the Hudson-Bergen light rail through Hoboken, or ensuring our City receives its fair share in COVID-19 funding, Congressman Sires has a proven track record of fighting for our mile square. We are proud to lend our steadfast support for his re-election campaign,” the Hoboken officials said in a joint statement.

He also got an endorsement from Freeholder Bill O’Dea, who, like Sires, has the backing of the Hudson County Democratic Organization.

“I know that whenever one of my constituents needs assistance with a federal government issue I can call Albio Sires and he will make sure it’s taken care of, and that kind of attentiveness to the needs of Hudson County residents is why Albio has always been such an effective public servant,” O’Dea said. “We need Albio Sires fighting for us in Washington and bringing back the resources that Jersey City and Hudson County need, and he has my full support in this election.”

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