Police presence a priority for new Jersey City mayor Healy

Jersey City Mayor-Elect Jerry Healy spent Wednesday preparing to take office after his special election victory.

Healy vows to improve the quality of life for Jersey City residents. Some of the ways he plans on doing this is by hiring additional police officers and by creating an anti-gang task force. Healy says he also wants to create a gun buyback program.

The Jersey City mayoral election is not totally official because the results still need to be certified by the county clerk. Until the tally gets the final stamp of approval, runner-up Lou Manzo says he will be pushing to make sure every vote is counted. However, Healy believes his lead of 2,800 votes is insurmountable.

The special election was held to replace Glenn Cunningham, who died last spring. The election for the next full-term Jersey City mayor will take place in May.

Related story: Healy elected Jersey City mayor in special election

Related link: Election results

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