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Teamsters back Fulop for re-election in Jersey City

Unions also backing mayor’s team of city council candidates

By David Wildstein, March 08 2021 9:11 am

The Joint Teamsters Council 73, which represents a dozen local Teamsters unions, has endorsed Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop for re-election to a third term.

There are 3,600 Teamsters who live in Jersey City, the Fulop campaign said.

“We are proud to endorse Mayor Fulop and his Slate in this upcoming Election,” said Alphonse Rispoli, Jr., the Joint Council 73 president. “Mayor Fulop has always answered our calls and has always supported Joint Council 73 and our affiliate locals.”

“The Joint Council 73 Executive Board will be working with our International Brotherhood Teamsters political coordinators and our affiliate locals to get out the vote,” Rispoli said.

So far, Fulop has no opponent for the November non-partisan municipal election.

Seven incumbent city council members are running on his ticket.  In the Downtown Ward, Fulop is backing former municipal prosecutor Jake Hudnut against incumbent James Solomon.

Hudson County Democratic Chair Amy DeGise is running for an at-large city council seat on the Fulop team.  It’s not immediately clear whether the incumbent, Rolando Lavarro, will run for mayor, re-election to his city council seat, or nothing at all.

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