On Saturday, May 22, the Everything Jersey City Festival had its most successful showing thus far. The Festival Food Bank, sponsored by Councilman Steven Fulop also experienced its best day to date. Steven Fulop was the only city official with a booth and the presence of Team Fulop’s energy was evident. Festival Food Bank is a service that provides food to the needy. After all, giving just a little food to the hungry makes you feel a whole lot good. It supplies food to the food pantries throughout the entire City of Jersey City. It has netted almost a half of a ton of food for Jersey City pantries and is on pace to collect its first full ton of food.
Knowing that Steven Fulop has his eye on the throne for mayor of Jersey City 2013 and is the hands down favorite, I don’t believe that Festival Food Bank has anything to do with this. Fulop is a Marine who served our country in Iraq. He was helping struggling families long before he became Councilman. He is down to earth, genuine in all that he does. You can see it in his eyes. He was once in the middle of the desert sticking up for the U.S.A. Every moment there he was fighting for this life. So if the old politicians think he’ll have any fear of them, they are sorely mistaken.
In 2013, Steven Fulop will have eight years experience of being a Councilman who has been unafraid of the old, outdated, 20th Century Jersey City Politics. I read an article about the spotting of dinosaurs in Jersey City. These dinosaurs provide lip service to the public. With Steve, there is no dung.
I sometimes agree with those that mention the similarities to fellow Marine Glenn Cunningham. I read an e-mail by a former Cunningham supporter that Fulop was introduced by Glenn Cunningham saying, “I can trust Steve Fulop.” His likeness is now warming up in the Heights and Greenville while he is already admired on Westside and in Journal Square. Steven Fulop is the smartest and brightest on the City Council. He doesn’t need his MBA from NYU or his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University to prove it. He has a young, sharp brain and fresh eyes. Steven actually listens to people and takes on their ideas.
His main concern is the Jersey City taxpayers and he wants nothing more than to get a grip on the outlandish property taxes. I’m sure he’ll clean house in City Hall by rewarding the good and holding the bad accountable. Steven Fulop will rid the taxpayers of the top and bottom heavy payrolls created by the inner clique.
Good things will happen soon. Festival Food Bank is just the start.
If you or anybody you know is interested in volunteering to assist with Festival Food Bank, go to www.stevenfulop.com and contact Steven Fulop.
James Francis Waddleton