Mayor Nick Sacco is announcing his support for the "Our Children First 2015" ticket for the upcoming North Bergen Board of Education Election, featuring longtime Board Trustee Ruth Shaw and newcomers Sam Jaafar and Claudia Rodriguez. Shaw, Jaafar and Rodriguez will be running in the April 21 School Board election in ballot positions 4, 9 and 11. The ticket includes two women and the first Arab-American candidate for local office.
"This School Board ticket represents the diversity that makes North Bergen such a dynamic place and it features three candidates with strong ties to our community who care deeply about public education," said Mayor Sacco. "I am proud to support Ruth, Sam and Claudia and look forward to working with them."
Mayor Nick Sacco and his team kicked off their campaign with a massive show of support last night at their Re-Election Kickoff Rally. Well over 1,200 supporters packed the Schuetzen Park Catering Hall in North
Bergen, along with political leaders from Hudson County and throughout the state all together for one reason -- to show their support for Four More Years of the Sacco Team. Mayor Sacco and his Commission Team of Hugo Cabrera, Frank Gargiulo, Allen Pascual and Julio Marenco were cheered wildly by the enormous crowd of North Bergen residents and supporters and will now begin their door-to-door campaign from now right up until May 12.
"This rally was packed from wall to wall and the outpouring of support we received from so many friends and neighbors who see the progress our community has made and the bright future ahead was truly inspiring," said Mayor Sacco. "I would like to thank everyone who attended for their support and make them a promise that we will work harder than ever to earn every vote we can here in North Bergen and roll to victory on May 12."
In addition to the Sacco Team, the event was attended by political leaders from Throughout Hudson County and New Jersey. They included Congressman Albio Sires, Union City Mayor and State Senator Brian Stack, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, Freeholder Chairman Anthony "Stick" Romano, Freeholder Ken Kopacz, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, West New York Mayor Felix Roque, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Secaucus Mayor Mike Gonnelli, New Jersey Democratic Chairman John Currie, Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo's Chief of Staff Phil Alagia and many more.