“Mayor Torres, how did we get to a $78 million deficit?” asked David Gilmore, city activist during Wednesday’s mayoral forum at the city hall. “How did we get there?”
“Mr. Sayegh, you’ve caused some stir with this endorsement from the Democratic Party,” asked Maria Teresa Feliciano during the city clerk’s mayoral candidate forum Wednesday evening. “How are you planning to run to bring together the Democrats who feel disenfranchised?”
Standing on the city hall steps, in front of a large group of protesters from his opponents’ campaigns, Andre Sayegh, 6th Ward councilman, accepted the endorsements of Bill Pascrell, John Currie, and the tacit approval of Benjie Wimberly.
Campaign finance reports filed last week shows Andre Sayegh, 6th Ward councilman, leading the pack with $190,885 in campaign cash followed by Jose “Joey” Torres, former two-term mayor, with $173,205.
Donna Nelson-Ivy, director of the city’s health department, attacked Andre Sayegh, 6th Ward councilman, during a candidate forum held by the Hillcrest Neighborhood Association on Wednesday evening.
Picking questions out of a tin bowl at a Market Street restaurant, mayoral candidates answered questions on disparate topics raised by city residents, during a candidate forum Tuesday evening that was organized by the Eastside Neighborhood Association.
Former mayor Jose “Joey” Torres characterized the lengthy controversy over his sick and vacation payout as a “smear campaign” geared to reduce his chances of reclaiming the city’s mayoralty during the televised meeting of the city council on Tuesday night.