Paterson Mayor’s Race: David Gilmore

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Strengths: The former IBM aerospace project manager and director of housing for the City of Waterbury in Connecticut brings executive skills to the race. He has tried to impose himself early as the candidate least fearful of speaking truth to power.

Weaknesses: Three times an applicant for the job of director of community development, Gilmore must convince voters he is not simply angling for that job in a future Torres administration.

Paterson Mayor’s Race: David Gilmore