Councilman Alex Mendez landed the top spot on the mayoral section while Zellie Thomas is number one on the council at-large portion of the May municipal election ballot. Both men received the top spots following a lottery at City Hall on Monday morning.
The three available at-large council seats attracted 15 candidates on Monday afternoon. Of the three at-large seats only one is being defended.
Former longtime councilman Aslon Goow threw his hat in the ring for one of the three available at-large council seats this week.
Former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman kicked off his campaign for an at-large seat before hundreds of supporters at St. Gerard Church on Saturday night promising to champion measures to curb crime, halt tax increases, and boost recreation spending.
A leader of the local Black Lives Matter protest movement announced his run for an at-large city council seat on Tuesday afternoon.
Former school board member Lilisa Mimms, who is running for an at-large council seat, released a 39-page plan on Wednesday afternoon laying out her vision for the city.
The attorney involved in an alleged real estate scam in Paterson has been arrested, according to federal authorities.