Caraballo running for Newark at-large council seat

Former Assemblyman Wilfredo Caraballo (D-29) is running for an at-large council seat in Newark on a ticket with Shavar Jeffries, his colleague in the law department at Seton Hall University.

Jeffries is not yet a formally declared candidate for mayor. Caraballo  said he won’t formally announce his council canddiacy until May or June.

“I’m definitely running and I’m excited,” Caraballo told  “Shavar is an unbelievable candidate.”

Denied the line after getting into a scrap with Essex County Executive Joe DiVncenzo over the sales tax, Caraballo lost his 2007 re-election bid to the General Assembly.

“I have unfinished business,” said Caraballo, a celebrated professor of law at Seton Hall. “I can make a contribution to the city, and I’m excited as I have ever been about a campaign.” Caraballo running for Newark at-large council seat