Ryan Jacobs joined Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s team as the Director of Communications in August. Now, he is leaving his post to write a book about the presidential politics of the 2016 race.
Despite that short tenure, Jacob’s said that it has been a “huge privilege” to work with Fulop.
“He’s the real deal, a gifted leader,” Jacobs said in a statement. “And I hope I have the chance to work with him in the future.”
Fulop is likely considering a 2017 gubernatorial run. Jacobs’ initial hire—and the subsequent shift of former spokesperson Jennifer Morrill to an assisting role in the administration—was seen as a sign that Fulop was gearing up for a gubernatorial run.
“We appreciate all Ryan’s done for our team and the City,” Fulop said in a statement. “And we’re excited for him as he moves on to what’s clearly a great, next opportunity.”
Before coming to Jersey City, Jacobs worked as Chief Speech writer for U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.