The state has yet to receive 29-day pre-election campaign finance reports from 7 of the 19 people running in the city’s municipal elections, according to New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) records.
The three 1st Ward city council hopefuls touched on a number of issues – revitalizing downtown, re-opening the Northside library, deploying special police officers, recreation — impacting the 1st Ward during Wednesday afternoon’s candidate forum at the council chambers.
City council candidates running in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wards fielded questions on a disparate set of subjects – lead in drinking water, recreation, violence, education, taxes, youth curfew – from Silk City’s young residents on Wednesday night.
After badly losing a bid for the 1st Ward council seat late last year, Veronica Ovalles has assembled a new campaign team to challenge incumbent councilman Michael Jackson for the seat in the May municipal elections.
Three people have been certified to run for the 1st Ward city council seat on Monday afternoon, according to the city clerk’s office.