Democratic Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announces bid for governor

Fulop unveiled a campaign video this morning on YouTube, explaining his decision to leave his job on Wall Street to join the Marines after 9/11.

Bob Doda

Apr 11, 2023, 2:11 PM

Updated 467 days ago

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Steven Fulop, the Democratic mayor of Jersey City, announced Tuesday that he will run for governor in 2025.
Fulop was first elected mayor in 2013 and was reelected in 2017 with the largest majority vote in Jersey City history – winning over 78% of voters. In 2021, he was the first mayor in the city's history to win a third term.
He announced he would not seek another term on Jan. 3. but would continue “changing Jersey City for the better.”
Fulop unveiled a campaign video this morning on YouTube, explaining his decision to leave his job on Wall Street to join the Marines after 9/11 and his plans for the state.
According to his campaign announcement:
“Mayor Fulop has helped guide Jersey City into an unprecedented renaissance as it has become the state’s economic and cultural engine. Prior to his election as Mayor in 2013, Fulop served in the U.S. Marine Corps and enlisted shortly after the 9/11 attacks, later becoming one of the first American soldiers on the ground in Iraq. Now, he’s running for Governor to bring that same brand of leadership and energy to Trenton so he can deliver the results that the people of New Jersey deserve.”
Gov. Phil Murphy edged out Republican Jack Ciattarelli in 2021, becoming the first Democratic governor to be reelected in the state.


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