Former school board member Pedro Rodriguez kicked off his campaign for mayor in front of several hundred cheering supporters at the St. Gerard’s Community Center late Friday night promising a big increase in recreation spending.
Councilman Alex Mendez is attempting to capture disgraced mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ base of supporters. In a fundraiser over the weekend, Mendez received the support of Torres’ brother Sammy Torres.
Councilman Andre Sayegh jumped into the developing mayor’s race on Saturday morning. His move was widely anticipated, but came sooner than expected. He declared his candidacy before a crowd of 200 supporters at Paul’s Bar & Bowling in the Lakeview section.
Councilman William McKoy kicked off his mayoral run before a crowd of more than two hundred people on Saturday night promising a “new day” for Paterson. In a seven-minute speech, McKoy, the longest serving member on the city council, promised cleaner and safer streets to a mostly African-American audience at the Masonic Lodge.
Councilman Alex Mendez has been campaigning hard for next year’s mayoral race. His large campaign signs dot houses on both sides of Park Avenue. This has led some of his detractors to cite an outdated and invalid municipal ordinance to allege the at-large councilman is breaking local law.
Former public safety director Glenn Brown failed to properly label a short web video promoting his mayoral candidacy. His three-minute video features the candidate sitting for a haircut to talk about the issues that ail the Silk City.
Councilman William McKoy, who is serving his fifth term on the city council, announced his run for mayor in front of a large crowd at Eastside Park on Saturday evening. He joins a growing field of people interested in succeeding indicted mayor Jose “Joey” Torres.