Fontoura fills onstage space between Sweeney and Fulop at DiVincenzo kickoff

NEWARK – Essex County Sheriff Armano Fontoura took it upon himself to stand in the space between state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop this morning at the re-election kickoff of Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo.

Both Sweeney and Fulop showed up in support of DiVincenzo, and both men are interested in a future gubernatorial run.

Sweeney was on the speaking schedule for today’s event, while Fulop was not.

DiVincenzo praised both public officials.

“No question whenever I have needed help, he [Sweeney] has been there,” said the county executive. Moments later, he referred to Fulop as “a great friend to us all.”

Fontoura fills onstage space between Sweeney and Fulop at DiVincenzo kickoff