For the last two nights, and in anticipation of redistricting changes that would expand his presence in Jersey City, state Sen. Brian P. Stack has taken roughly 200 supporters from his 33rd District into the northern neighborhoods of Frank Hague land.
As part of his introduction to residents, Stack distributed his cellphone number along with a “Letter to Residents” he and his supporters handed out in the Heights.
“As a result of the recent census, which governs the redistricting process for legislative districts, it is likely that I will represent a greater portion of Jersey City, including you and your neighbors,” writes Stack, whose father worked for the Port Authority in Journal Square.
“I wanted to take this approach because I am not your typical politician who will send you a piece of campaign literature every few years, hoping to get your vote, and then not contact you again until the next election. I am not part of the Democratic machine. In fact, in my last successful campaign for state Senate, I chose not to run alongside the machine candidates. I am not a favorite of the county politicians, but if you speak with residents in my current Senate district in Union City, you will hear that I work 17 hours a day – seven days a week. I eat, sleep and think government on a 24/7 basis.”
A Stack source said the senator isn’t conceding West New York or Gutenberg but is preparing – just in case – to lose them and pick up a section of Jersey City not served by state Sen. Sandra Cunningham (D-31).
Below is Stack’s handout…
UCFJCHeightsLtr.pdf (482 KB)