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Jersey City Councilman Richard Boggiano. (Photo: Daniel Rivera/Facebook).

Boggiano wins re-election in Jersey City

By David Wildstein, December 07 2021 8:37 pm

Jersey City Councilman Richard Boggiano was re-elected to a third term on Tuesday, defeating Kevin Bing in a runoff election for the city’s Ward C council seat by a hefty 18-point margin.

The colorful Boggiano leads Bing by 531 votes, 1,725 to 1,194, 59%-41%.

The win – the only runoff in Jersey City this year – will give Mayor Steven Fulop a 7-2 majority on the city council next year.   While Boggiano had been a thorn in the mayor’s side for the last eight years, he ran with Fulop in the November 2 election.

Voter turnout was about 12.6%.

Boggiano was the top vote-getter with 2,385 votes (44.7%) in last month’s election.  Bing, a former Journal Square Community Association president,  received 1,473 (29.7%), and Tom Zuppa finished third with 1,309 (26.4%).  Zuppa has endorsed Boggiano.

A Jersey City police officer for 37 years, this is Boggiano’s third runoff.  He won 56% against incumbent Nidia Lopez in 2013, and 60% against John Hanussak in 2017 after leading 43%-28% on Election Day.

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