In 168 years, Hudson County has never elected a woman mayor

Dawn Zimmer became the second woman to serve as a mayor in Hudson County. The other arrived in office under similar circumstances: Marilyn Roman, served three months as mayor of Jersey City after Gerald McCann was ousted following his 1992 criminal conviction. If Zimmer runs in a November special election and wins, she will be the first woman to win a mayoral election in the 168-year history of Hudson County.

In 168 years, Hudson County has never elected a woman mayor