The nine-person city council has failed to advocate for city residents, according to Fatima Bell. She is running for one of three available at-large council seats to change that, she said.
Paterson mayoral race: pro-business group backs Rodriguez
Former school board member Pedro Rodriguez received the backing of the Organization for Economic Growth (NJOEG), a political action committee (PAC) created to push for policies that “create jobs and spur investment.”
Paterson’s first debate for at-large candidates at City Hall takes an ‘odd’ turn
The first of a series of City Hall debates involving at-large council candidates took an “odd” turn on Wednesday afternoon with all of the candidates declining to question their opponents.
Former three-term Paterson school board member Juan ‘Mitch’ Santiago runs for at-large council seat
Juan ‘Mitch’ Santiago, who served three terms on the school board, has grown tired of the corruption in the Silk City, forcing him to return to politics. He is running a campaign as a “clean cut” politician promising to ensure basic services are provided to residents.
Paterson pastor Douglas Maven eyes at-large city council seat
Douglas Maven, who has been the pastor of the First A.M.E. Zion Church on Ellison Street for 27 years, sees the problems – drugs, prostitution, and violence — that ail Silk City from his church door steps.
Paterson teachers’ union endorses candidates for mayor, at-large council seats
The city’s teachers’ union endorsed councilman Andre Sayegh for mayor and Zellie Thomas, Maritza Davila, and Lilisa Mimms for the three available at-large council seats on Tuesday.
Paterson forum organizers apologize for not inviting all candidates
The organizers for a well-attended candidates’ forum for the upcoming mayoral and city council elections issued an apology on Sunday afternoon for failing to invite several candidates to their five-hour long symposium.