Jersey City Mayor Jerry Healy heartily embraced a blue-collar brand in trying to isolate rival downtown Councilman Steve Fulop from the bulk of his Hudson County city.
“We’re happy that Steve has made enough money to leave the one percenters on Wall Street, but clearly he lives in a reality far different than the majority of Jersey City residents who cannot afford to take a year off from work,” said Healy, responding to Fulop’s email blast today that he is leaving his job on Wall Street to campaign full time for mayor.
“Hopefully now he will improve upon his dismal attendance record at caucus and council meetings,” the mayor added. “Just last night he missed an important public hearing on our budget that keeps taxes stable for the second year in a row. And if Mr. Fulop would like, we can show him around the other five wards of the city — areas he has yet to visit during his time on the Council.”