Runoff Election – Let’s finish the job!


Dear Editor:

Thank you to my volunteers and supporters who voted on Nov. 2nd! With your help, we decisively won 45% of the vote with my closest opponent coming in a distant second place at 29%. With three candidates dividing the vote, we now must finish the job in a runoff election on Tuesday, December 7th.

I have been fighting for residents in Ward C for decades, long before we had the luxury of worrying about how to manage the successful growth and redevelopment of the greater Journal Square area. I have always been clear about what I care about: QUALITY OF LIFE.

What does that mean? It means clean streets and parks that are safe to walk down, access to the arts, and keeping Jersey City a place where everyday families can afford to live. I spend every day fighting for my constituents and will never stop.

On my watch, we’ve brought over $90 Million in arts related investment to Ward C. I’ve also fought for Pershing Field playground renovations, Reservoir Park renovations, a pending brand-new park by the Courthouse on Newark Ave, Waldo Ave Parklet, upgrades to SGT B Anthony Park, renovations on Palisade Ave, and more. I want my grandchildren to be able to walk to a park near them and have a safe place to enjoy all Jersey City has to offer.

While my opponent wants to dictate to YOU what your City should look like — I have listened to you and responded to the issues which matter to you most. I do not want to take away your parking spaces, remove and prevent your use of driveways, raise your taxes, or risk increasing crime by defunding the police. Instead, I want the focus of the next four years to be about your quality of life, your enjoyment and use of open spaces, controlling the ever-expanding development in Ward C, and the cleanliness and safety of our neighborhoods.

I make no secret of where I stand on these important issues, and voters face an important choice on Tuesday, December 7th. What kind of city do you want to live in? Thank you for your support.

Richard Boggiano