Assembly Candidate Wants Jersey City Employee Fired After ‘Threatening’ Incident

Eugene McKnight works for Assembly Candidate Angela McKnight.

Eugene McKnight works for Assembly Candidate Angela McKnight.

New Jersey Assembly candidate Nick Kopko of LD 31 is calling on Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and former governor Jim McGreevy to terminate the employment of Eugene McKnight of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program. Eugene McKnight is related to Kopko’s LD 31 opponent Angela McKnight and working on her campaign.

According to a statement released by Kopko, he found “recent actions” by Eugene McKnight “threatening.”

“I’m just glad I wasn’t assaulted on Saturday,” Kopko said in the statement. “The fact that Eugene McKnight holds a position of trust and is paid by taxpayer dollars, and who continues to participate in this despicable behavior is an affront to the good people of not only Jersey City but to all New Jerseyans. Mayor Fulop and Jim McGreevey should know better.”

The statement continues, asking for an apology from both Angela McKnight and assembly candidate Nick Chiaravallti who, Kopko claims “stood silently at the scene and did nothing at a recent incident involving Mr. McKnight, his ‘associates.’ Mr. Chiaravalloti could have easily defused the situation and said there was no place for such actions, but instead he stood there just feet away from me and did nothing.”

According to Kopko, he is in the process of filing charges against “individuals who threatened” him.

Assembly Candidate Wants Jersey City Employee Fired After ‘Threatening’ Incident