Attorney and Jersey City Chief Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut will run for the Ward E City Council seat on Team Fulop, according to the campaign.
Hudnut is a 16-year resident of Jersey City and has worked as the city’s top prosecutor since 2018, where he has led the city’s Quality of Life Division and successfully prosecuted absentee landlords, local polluters, negligent businesses, and other public nuisances.
Hudnut has worked to promote a progressive agenda within his role, issuing a first-in-the-state policy decriminalizing marijuana possession and partnering with local organizations to offer in-court counseling referrals and other resources for victims of domestic violence.
He and his fiancee Tyler live in Harsimus Cove.
“Jake Hudnut is a proven public servant and someone who has spent the last three years working tirelessly to solve problems, promote quality of life and run the most progressive municipal prosecutor’s office in the state,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “With his deep experience in local government and his dedication to progressive values, I know that Jake will make an excellent addition to the City Council, and I look forward to supporting him and the rest of our outstanding ticket.”
Mayor Fulop is running for his third term alongside a council slate that includes Hudnut as well as incumbents Joyce Watterman, Daniel Rivera, Denise Ridley, Mira Prinz-Arey, Rich Boggiano, Yousef Saleh, Jermaine Robinson, and at-Large candidate Amy DeGise.
“Downtown Jersey City needs a City Council representative who will work tirelessly to solve quality of life issues and not just talk about them,” Hudnut said. “I’ve seen up close how much our local government can do to help people in need and promote better outcomes for our most vulnerable residents, and as a City Council member I will bring the same spirit of problem solving and effective representation that has helped transform the municipal prosecutor’s office into a force for progressive change.”