Councilman Andre Sayegh and former school board member Lilisa Mimms have received the backing of the Passaic County Building and Construction Trades Council.
Passaic County Superior Court judge Ernest Caposela issued an order on Friday afternoon restraining the city clerk and others officials from placing mayoral candidate Alex Cruz on the May municipal election ballot.
Mayoral candidate Alex Cruz, who has been fighting to prove he has lived in Paterson for a year to qualify for a mayoral run, will remain on the ballot for May. His eligibility was formally challenged by city resident Yanet Santana.
Mayoral candidate Alex Cruz, dogged by questions of whether he lives in Paterson, held a press conference on the steps of the historic City Hall on Thursday morning to clear his name and put the residency issue behind him.
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.
Detective Alex Cruz, whose eligibility to run for office in Paterson continues to be questioned, has secured the endorsement of his colleagues in the police force.
A city resident has filed a formal challenge to police union president Alex Cruz’s candidacy in the upcoming mayoral election relying on the findings of a private investigator.