UPDATED: Fulop beats Healy for Jersey City mayor with wide margin; several council wards will have runoff elections
May 14, 2013 | 6113 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Steve Fulop
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JERSEY CITY -- Apparently, Jersey City voters believe it's time for a change. At 10 p.m., with 95 percent of the ballots counted in Jersey City's mayor/council race, Councilman Steve Fulop was the winner of the mayoral race, by a wide margin.

Fulop was ahead by 19,345 votes to incumbent Mayor Jerramiah Healy's 13,883. Candidate Jerry Walker came in third with 3,144.

Fulop, the Ward E councilman (downtown/waterfront), will be Jersey City's first Jewish mayor. He is an alum of Goldman Sachs and served in the Marines after 9/11.

There were also nine races for city council seats. Several of those will go to runoff elections. Check out the up to date results on the Hudson County election website here. Watch this spot on Wednesday morning for more on the results and their implications, and pick up the print edition of the Jersey City Reporter this weekend.

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