Jersey City Ward C voters head to polls once more for City Council runoff

Journal Square voters will be deciding between Councilman Rich Boggiano and challenger Kevin Bing. Photo credit: quiggyt4 / Shutterstock.com.

Ward C voters in Jersey City are heading to polls for one more time today to cast their vote for who will represent them in the Jersey City Council in the runoff election.

The Journal Square-based runoff today is set between incumbent Councilman Rich Boggiano, who ran on Mayor Steve Fulop’s slate this year, and Kevin Bing, the former president of the Journal Square Community Association. Both made it to the runoff after neither they nor Tom Zuppa, a former assistant prosecutor in the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, received a majority of the votes in the general election last month.

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Bogginao, who’s running for a third term since being first elected in 2013, has been running on quality of life such as creating clean streets and parks in Journal Square. Along with the support of Fulop, Boggiano has since then received the backing of Hudson County and Jersey City Republicans, as well as an endorsement from Zuppa.

Bing is running as the progressive candidate in the race, focusing on traffic safety and pushing for affordable housing in the ward. He has the backing of a number of progressive figures in the county, such as Ward E Councilman James Solomon, and an endorsement from the general election by the Progressive Democrats of Hudson County.

Polls for the runoff are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., with all general election sites open for the runoff. Results for all districts will likely be tallied by around 9 to 9:30 p.m., according to Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado, with postmarked vote-by-mail ballots to be counted by next week.

The election likely will be certified by next Friday.

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