School board member Lilisa Mimms, who ran an abortive campaign for the 3rd Ward city council seat, allegedly used a church van to get her message out contrary to federal regulations that prohibit nonprofits from engaging in political activity.
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.
All four 3rd Ward candidates gathered at the city council chamber on Thursday afternoon to discuss creating a garbage collection program, switching to the state’s health insurance plan, creating recreation opportunities for young people, rehabilitating the degenerating Riverside Terrace housing complex, and the hotspot business curfew ordinance.
The Eastside Neighborhood Association candidate forum for 3rd Ward turned into a battle between incumbent William McKoy and challenger Flavio Rivera on Wednesday night.
The city’s school board hosted its regular meeting a day earlier to allow three board of education members running for a city council seat to attend a candidate forum, said council president William McKoy on Tuesday evening.
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 supporters introduced her as “councilwoman” at a campaign gathering on Saturday afternoon, 3rd Ward city council candidate Lilisa Mimms promised to build a recreation center in the ward.