JERSEY CITY – Contrary to rumors, Michael Yun, president of the Central Avenue Special Improvement District, has not abandoned his bid for the Ward D City Council seat in the upcoming Jersey City municipal election.
“Who said that,” a shocked Yun asked when contacted by the Reporter. “Not me! We are up here campaigning very hard. When I announced that I am running, I planned to take it to the end. And I will be elected.”
The office of the Jersey City Clerk has already had paper absentee ballots and sample ballots printed, according to Deputy City Clerk Sean Gallagher. He explained that once ballots have been printed, candidates can only drop out of a race by court order.
The only candidates who officially dropped out the municipal election are Jesus Tosado, who had been running for Ward B, and Imtiaz Syed, who was running for Ward C.
Esther Wintner, Gerald Meyers, Khemraj “Chico” Ramchal, and Chris Gadsden are the remaining candidates in Ward B.
Incumbent Nidia Lopez, Richard Boggiano, Janet Chevres, and Adela Rohena are the candidates still running for the Ward C seat.
The Jersey City municipal election will take place on Tuesday, May 14. – E. Assata Wright