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Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, left, with Sudhan Thomas. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Sudhan Thomas gets crushed in Jersey City school race

Fulop ally loses bid for re-election

By David Wildstein, November 06 2019 12:41 am

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Embattled Jersey City Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas, a close ally of Mayor Steven Fulop, lost his bid for re-election on Tuesday.

Thomas stepped down from his post as head of the Jersey City Employment Training Program amidst allegations that he set up a shadowy checking account and then wrote $16,600 worth of checks made out to cash and then cashed them himself.

A slate backed by the local teachers union won three of the five school board seats up this year after an expensive fight with a super PAC affiliated with a major real estate developer, The Lefrak Organization.

Incumbents Gerald Lyons, Gina Verdibello, and Lekendrick Shaw were re-elected.

Noemi Vasquez and Alexander Hamilton defeated Thomas and Darwin Ona.

Thomas lost by 1,477 votes.

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2 thoughts on “Sudhan Thomas gets crushed in Jersey City school race

  1. Why is Fullop associating with these types? There is an FBI investigation on the agency this guy ran briefly before resigning.

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