Senate Majority Whip Sandra Cunningham (D-Jersey City) has endorsed Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop for re-election on Monday,
“Mayor Fulop has demonstrated true leadership and continues to move Jersey City forward. Under his administration, Jersey City was the first city in the State of New Jersey to open their own free COVID-19 testing sites,” Cunningham said. “When local bus companies decided to terminate certain routes in the community, he launched a ride share program for the residents of Jersey City.”
Cunningham’s late husband, former Jersey City Mayor and State Sen. Glenn Cunningham, was an early mentor to Fulop.
Cunningham’s endorsement follows the backing today of two other prominent Black elected officials: Hudson County Commissioner Jerry Walker and Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Jersey City).
“Steven has launched a local rent and utilities relief program for residents who are facing possible evictions due to hardships,” the Senate leader said. “He has also provided financial relief to small business in Jersey City by providing grant funding.”
Cunningham pointed Fulop’s support of some of her legislative proposals, including a bill to provide financial aid to the Jersey City Board of Education.
“I wholeheartedly, and without reservation, endorse Steven M. Fulop for re-election for Mayor of Jersey City,” she said.