A SON OF IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN AMERICA'S 'GOLDEN DOOR'
A MAYOR WORKING TO BRING JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO JERSEY CITY
A VETERAN FIGHTING TO END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS
A DEMOCRAT LEADING THE WAY ON PROGRESSIVE ISSUES
Jersey City is changing. During the past three years, we have seen growth unlike anything we have seen before...
Businesses both large and small are moving in at an incredible rate, bringing jobs and opportunities to every corner of the city. Development has begun to spread away from the waterfront, with the first tower in three decades currently under construction in Journal Square. We've made it a priority to ensure that this development benefits everyone, and we have begun crucial investments in city-wide affordable housing.
This remarkable economic growth has allowed us to implement some of the most progressive programs and policies in the state. We began by passing groundbreaking paid-sick leave legislation. We've raised the minimum wage for our city's employees. We've invested in a prisoner re-entry program that has since become a national model.
This is just the beginning of a new chapter in Jersey City's story. With sound policy ideas and precise implementation, we can make sure that the entire city moves forward, and that we can truly embrace the Marine Corps philosophy -- nobody gets left behind -- ever.
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Jersey City is no longer just another gritty town on the wrong side of the Hudson River, dismissed by apartment hunters. As its population soars, new housing rises and buyers get wind of the quick train commute it offers to New York, Jersey City is shedding its dingy image and emerging as a destination of choice.
Mr Fulop is the grandson of Holocaust survivors. After the September 11th attacks, he left his job at Goldman Sachs, a bank, to join the marines. He served in Iraq in the war’s early months. After his deployment he returned to finance and to Jersey City.
The path from stocking shelves to running the state’s second largest city is a road that took Fulop from a Broad Street sandwich shop tucked in the shadow of Newark City Hall, to the terror of downtown Manhattan on 9/11, to the invasion of Iraq as a U.S. Marine, and ultimately, to a tough battle with the Democratic machine that has long controlled Hudson County.
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