Three Healy candidates drop out of Jersey City Council runoff

Jersey City Council candidates Peter Brennan, Omar Perez and Jerry Meyers won’t be on the ballot in the Jersey City runoff elections next month.

All three ran on the Team Healy ticket and all three bowed out of the second round.

Brennan and Perez ran as at-large candidates. Meyers ran for a Ward B seat.

Their surrender gives Mayor-elect Steve Fulop a leg up on his own victory and an additional three seats to add to the Ward E win of Councilwoman-elect Candice Osborne.  

Five more seats are in play in runoff elections as Fulop tries to win a majority on the council.

Assignment Judge Peter Bariso struck the names of the three candidates per request by the candidates.

A fourth candidate who ran with Healy in the May nonpartisan race last week, Councilwoman Viola Richardson, wants to compete in the runoff without the Healy slogan. 

Three Healy candidates drop out of Jersey City Council runoff