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Hackensack Deputy Mayor David Sims. (Photo: Facebook.)

Labrosse slate will dump Hackensack councilman

David Sims brought COVID-positive relative to City Hall

By David Wildstein, January 27 2021 9:17 pm

Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse will drop David Sims from his ticket after a December incident when the deputy mayor brought a family member into City Hall even though she had already tested positive for COVID-19, the New Jersey Globe has learned.

The story was first reported by the Daily Voice.

Sims later apologized for his actions – his family member needed a document notarized – but that didn’t stop an uproar in the Bergen County city.

Labrosse is expected to seek re-election to a third term in the upcoming May non-partisan municipal election.

An announcement on Sims’ replacement is expected soon, but the Labrosse team is committed to including a Black candidate on their slate, according to sources familiar with the campaign.

Sims is the only Black on the five-member city council.  All five ran with Labrosse in 2017 and the other four are expected to seek re-election.

He was elected to the council in 2013 and re-elected in 2017.

Sims was asked for comment at 9:04 PM.

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