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Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro.


Endorses Democratic Team of Murphy

for Governor, McKnight-Chiaravalloti

for Assembly in NJ-31st District


JERSEY CITY, N.J. — On Tuesday, June 6, New Jersey voters will cast their ballot for their political party’s representatives for state, county, and local positions — from Governor, State Senate and Assembly, County Freeholders, and all the way down to local committee person to represent your neighborhood.

While primary elections tend to get less turnout than general elections, Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro stresses the importance of voting for representatives of your party of affiliation.

“Every election is important,” said Lavarro.

“Our vote speaks to our priorities, values, and our desire to be part of the political process.  If our community wants a strong voice and representation in government affairs, the basic measure is to vote.”

In the Democratic primaries in Hudson County, Councilman Lavarro endorses the entire “Column E,” Hudson County Democratic Organization team under Phil Murphy for Governor.

In the hotly contested NJ-31st District, Lavarro endorses the Assembly team of Nicholas Chiaravalloti and Angela McKnight, who are seeking a second term.

NJ District 31 represents Bayonne and parts of Jersey City, including Country Village, Greenville, Society Hill and West Side Avenue where a predominance of Filipino voters are concentrated.

“The Democratic team of Murphy-Chiaravalloti-McKnight, and the entire Column E democrats, have committed to work with local officials such as myself, to continue the progress we created with communities in Jersey City,” said Lavarro.

“These candidates will represent and fight for a diverse constituency, at a time when Hudson County and Jersey City’s voice and resources are under attack from both the White House and Trenton.”

At a recent community meeting held at Fiesta Grill on West Side Avenue, Lavarro was joined by Chiaravalloti, McKnight and Mayor Steve Fulop to appeal to Filipinos for support.

Members of Team Fulop’s council slate came out in support, including Councilwoman At-Large Joyce Watterman, Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson, and Ward A candidate Denise Ridley.

“Angela McKnight and Nicholas Chiaravalloti have been working hard in Trenton to fight for the most pressing issues facing Bayonne and Jersey City — from school funding to pensions, health care to jobs,” said Lavarro.

“Angela and Nick have been great partners, legislators, and public servants. They are equally hard working, accountable, and accessible to their constituents.”

"Please remember to vote on Tuesday, June 6," said Lavarro.

"If you are a Democrat living in Hudson County, vote for the entire Democratic ticket on Column E, from Governor all the way to Committee Persons."

Unaffiliated or undeclared voters can declare a party affiliation on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and be able to vote for that party's representatives.

Polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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