Sharma Montgomery to run for Bayonne City Council


BAYONNE – Former Board of Education candidate and Air Force veteran, Sharma Montgomery, will run for the First Ward Bayonne City Council seat on mayoral candidate Jason O’Donnell’s ticket in the municipal elections in May. The First Ward Councilperson represents residents living south of 17th Street and 16th Street Park, including the Bergen Point neighborhood. The First Ward Council seat is currently held by Tommy Cotter.
Montgomery was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1992 to 1997, then pursued a career in communications. In the Bayonne community, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Bayonne Jewish Community Center and on the board of the BHS Band Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the high school marching band.
“All across our city, people are clamoring for change because they know that Jimmy Davis has used the last four years to line the pockets of rich, out of town developers at the expense of Bayonne taxpayers,” said Montgomery in a press release. “Jason believes as I do that service to our community is an investment in the future and that sitting on the sidelines while this Administration and Council continue making decisions that hurt taxpayers is simply not an option. Jason has put together a great team and I am looking forward to joining them as we knock on doors and speak to residents throughout the city about our plans for Bayonne’s future.”
“Sharma Montgomery’s service to our country and dedication to our community is indicative of her tremendous character and her commitment to serving the public,” said O’Donnell in the release.
Previously announced council candidates on O’Donnell’s ticket include Daniel Ward and Melissa Enriquez-Rada, who will run for the two at-large council seats, and Kevin Kuhl for Second Ward. Daniel Ward is Director of the Social Studies and Library/Media Science Programs at the Bayonne School District, and Enriquez-Rada is a local real estate agent and president of the Rotary Club of Bayonne. Kevin Kuhl is the proprietor of Kuhl’s Tavern and on the Board of Directors for the Bayonne Friends of Special Children and the Don and Arlene Ahern Foundation.