JERSEY CITY AND BEYOND – Thursday morning, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced he has endorsed Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy for re-election in the Jersey City municipal election to be held on May 14.
“Mayor Healy has been an excellent partner in the effort to eliminate the scourge of illegal guns and he has been a thoughtful leader on economic development and environmental issues that are so important to our region,” said Bloomberg. “America needs mayors like Jerramiah Healy and he has earned another four years to keep the progress going in Jersey City.”
A release from Healy’s campaign says, “Mayor Healy was a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns – a coalition formed by Mayor Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino that now includes the support of more than 800 mayors who advocate for gun control initiatives to fight illegal gun trafficking and violence…Due to Mayor Healy’s leadership, Jersey City’s homicide rate dropped last year to a historic low. While other major New Jersey cities laid cops off to close budget gaps, Jersey City hired new officers. Well over 1,300 weapons are now off the streets because of Mayor Healy’s gun buyback program and the effective strategies implemented by the Jersey City Police Department. In addition to being New York City’s western neighbor, Mayor Bloomberg has another connection to Jersey City: his late mother, Charlotte, grew up in Jersey City and graduated from Dickinson High School.”
Healy’s main candidate in the election is reform-oriented councilman Steve Fulop.
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