Union City Mayor Brian Stack filed petitions with more than 4,400 signatures — 4,099 more than he needed — in his bid for re-election to a sixth term in the May non-partisan election.
Newcomer Wendy Grullon, a community leader employed by the Union City Board of Education, will run on Stack’s “Union City First” ticket for City Commissioner. She will replace Tilo Rivas, who is giving up his municipal office to spend more time in his post as a Hudson County Freeholder.
“As we thank Tilo for his tireless dedication to our residents, we welcome Wendy to the team, as we are confident that her commitment to the community will be evident on a daily basis,” said Stack, who is also a State Senator. “She will join our constant fight for local residents.”
Incumbents Maryury Martinetti, Lucio Fernandez and Celin Valdivia are seeking re-election on the Stack slate.
“Today’s filing shows overwhelming support for what our administration has achieved during our current term. We look forward to working as a team that will continue to make Union City vibrant and a great community in which to live, work and raise a family,” said Stack. “We are proud of our schools, parks, infrastructure, commerce and public safety record. Most importantly, we will continue to be the most responsive local government in the region.”