At-Large Councilman Juan Perez to seek re-election


BAYONNE – Councilman at-Large Juan Perez will run for re-election on Mayor Jimmy Davis’s ticket in next year’s municipal election, the campaign announced today. Perez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, became Bayonne’s first Hispanic council member in 2014 when he was elected on Davis’s ticket.
Perez, a Bayonne resident for 20 years, served a two-year term as Hudson County Sheriff before being defeated in a 2010 re-election bid. Before that, he spent 26 years with the NJ State Police. He is the founder and past president of the Hispanic Law Enforcement Association, past board of trustee and vice chair of the Jersey City Medical Center board and a lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol.
“Councilman Juan Perez has been a dedicated public servant at multiple levels of government and like myself comes from a law enforcement background, which gives him a strong insight into what our community needs,” said Mayor Davis in a press release. “I’m proud to once again be running with Juan, and I look forward to working closely with him to spread the message that Bayonne is moving forward, and we can’t turn back now.”
“Bayonne is moving in the right direction with Mayor Davis and our team, and we can’t afford to turn back now,” said Perez in a press release. “Our city is on the verge of a new era of prosperity that will improve the lives of every resident, but that can all be erased if we don’t have the right leadership in city hall. I will do everything I can to prevent that from happening.”