What there is to know
- Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has launched his campaign for the Garden State governorship.
- Fulop, a Democrat, officially launched his campaign for the 2025 election on Tuesday.
- Mayor Fulop was elected as a council member representing downtown Jersey City in 2005 and served for eight years before becoming mayor in 2013.
NEW JERSEY — Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has launched his campaign for the Garden State governorship.
Fulop, a Democrat, officially launched his campaign for the 2025 election on Tuesday.
“From my time as a U.S. Marine to leading Jersey City as mayor, my career has always been driven by a strong desire to take on tough challenges and find solutions that help improve people’s lives, and now I am running for governor to bring those same values to Trenton,” Fulop said. “I am launching my campaign now because I believe New Jersey can become an even better place for all of us, and I will share my vision in the coming months on how I’m going to get there. I’ve never backed down from a fight before, and I’m ready to work hard for everyone in our great state to get the results New Jersey deserves.”
Fulop lived his entire life in New Jersey, grew up in Edison, and his parents owned a store in Newark. She graduated from Binghamton University in 1999 and spent time studying at Oxford University in the UK, according to her biography on the Jersey City website. After college, he joined Goldman Sachs, the investment bank, working in Chicago and later in Manhattan and Jersey City.
Mayor Fulop was elected as an alderman representing downtown Jersey City in 2005 and served for eight years before becoming mayor in 2013. Before being elected city leader, he served in the Corps of United States Marines and enlisted shortly after the September 11 attacks. .
Among his accomplishments as mayor, Fulop led Jersey City to become the first city in the state and the sixth city in the nation to guarantee paid sick leave. He undertook public safety reform, while pioneering new ideas to help prisoners reintegrate into society. It has also made Jersey City one of the greenest cities in the country.
Under his leadership, Jersey City, which lies directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, also experienced a great renaissance in economic development.
According to Politico’s website, “Fulop’s candidacy itself is no surprise. He announced he would not be seeking re-election as mayor in January in what was widely seen as a pre-government announcement. “.
However, it is surprising that he announced it two years before the election, according to the report.
“Potential candidates are often hesitant to officially announce their nominations because, if they accept public funding like most, they are limited to $7.3 million before the primary. However, a super PAC led by the business partner of its woman called the Coalition for Progress, which is almost officially considered Fulop’s, has $6.2 million in the bank,” Politico reports.