JERSEY CITY – Independent Ward D council candidate Michael Yun has announced his support for City Council-at-large candidates Rolando Lavarro Jr. and Sean M. Connelly in the upcoming Jersey City municipal election.
Lavarro is an incumbent at-large City Councilman who is running for his first full term as part of the mayoral slate headed by mayoral candidate Steven Fulop. Connelly is on a political ticket headed by Jerry Walker.
The election will take place on Tuesday, May 14.
In a release issued on April 16, Yun stated that, after reviewing the platforms and public service records of both candidates, he felt confident that Lavarro and Connelly would each be able to help address Jersey City’s immediate and long-term challenges.
“I am supporting Councilman Lavarro and Mr. Connelly as both a council candidate and a taxpayer,” Yun said in his statement. “The three of us will be able to work together to take swift action and create intelligent solutions to help struggling residents’ throughout the city. No matter who becomes Jersey City’s mayor, I know that Councilman Lavarro, Mr. Connelly, and I will be able to improve public safety and mass transportation while putting an end to wasteful and inefficient government spending.”
Yun is running independently for the Ward D seat and is not part of a political slate.
There are eight candidates running at-large. In addition to Lavarro, Rev. Joyce Watterman and Daniel Rivera are also running at-large with Fulop. Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy’s slate includes Councilwoman At-large Viola Richardson, Council President Peter Brennan, and Omar Perez. In addition to Connelly Walker’s slate also includes at-large council candidate Ramon “Ray” Regalado.
Yun is running against Assemblyman Sean Connors, Fulop’s pick for Ward D, and Grace Giron, who is running with Walker. – E. Assata Wright