Maritza Davila, assistant admissions director at the Passaic County Community College; Alex Mendez, school board member and business owner, and Kenneth Morris, incumbent, councilman at-large and government liaison at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, have won the three seats that were open for grabs, according to unofficial election results released by the Passaic County Clerk’s…
School board member Alex Mendez promised to complete his board of education term during the past election; however, by running for another office he has gone back on his word, according to residents who questioned the school board member during numerous candidate forums.
City council president Andre Sayegh continues to lead in campaign fundraising with $272,789 raised so far during the mayoral race; close behind Sayegh is former mayor Jose “Joey” Torres with $247,854.
Haytham Younes, city council at-large candidate, repeatedly hurled criticism at Michael Jackson, another candidate, for defaulting on a Paterson Restoration Corporation loan, during a candidate forum held inside the city council chamber on Tuesday evening.
Standing in front of his new Broadway campaign headquarter on Saturday afternoon, Kenneth McDaniel, councilman at-large, received endorsements from local, county, and state officials.
Having defaulted on a $140,000 city loan issued to his business in 2009, Michael Jackson (pictured), council at-large candidate, has filed for bankruptcy protection, according to court documents.
With all eight candidates vying for the three council seats in attendance, Wednesday’s council at-large candidate forum hosted by the Hillcrest Neighborhood Association allowed residents to become acquainted with the views and candidates running in the May 13th election to represents the city at large.