Both candidates in Bayonne mayoral race claimed victory in their one and only debate tonight between incumbent Jimmy Davis and former Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell.
“Mayor Davis made a clear, compelling case tonight for why Bayonne must continue to move forward into the bright future that the Davis team has worked hard over the last four years to build,” said Phil Swibinski, a spokesman for the Davis campaign.
O’Donnell’s council candidates say that their candidate demonstrated that he was the clear choice to replace Davis as mayor.
“Jason showed everyone tonight why he is clearly the best choice to be the next mayor of our city. His knowledge of the significant problems our City faces were evident throughout tonight’s debate and he was also able to strongly articulate our team’s vision for the future,” the running mates said.
Swibinski says that Bayonne voters can see the progress in the city “despite the continuous false attacks from O’Donnell and his special interest allies.”
“They see the improvements in city parks, the incredible progress at MOTBY and the $10 million dollars in new annual tax revenue being generated at new developments by Mayor Davis and his team,” Swibinski said. “The truth is that Bayonne has experienced more progress in the last four years than it has at any point in decades, and that is exactly why voters will re-elect Mayor Davis.”
The O’Donnell slate said that their candidate “laid out the facts about the significant harm Mayor Davis’ forty multi-million dollar tax breaks for his rich developer friends will cause for Bayonne taxpayers and was clear in explaining that we will fight to make sure Bayonne jobs go to Bayonne residents.”
“Over these last months we have been proud to be members of the O’Donnell Team for Bayonne and tonight everyone got to see exactly why,” the city council candidates said.