Three longtime Bayonne residents, including the current school board president, will run for a seat on the parish council by ticket with council president Sharon Ash-Nadrowski, filling out a full list if she seeks to remove two-term mayor Jimmy Davis, a non-partisan municipal elections.
In the First Parish, small business owner Julie Sanchez Lynch wants to oust incumbent President Neil Carroll III. Sanchez Lynch worked as a human resources manager before opening a company in Bayonne that provides alternative health and wellness techniques and is a member of the Bayonne Hometown Trade Fair Committee.
George Wink, head of real estate and financial services, will be looking for a place in the second department. He is a member of the Sicilian Bayonne Club and a volunteer at the Women’s Shelter and Nutrition Project Hospitality in New York City.
Wink will face Jacqueline Weimer, who won a seat on the Davis ticket after the mayor refused to support incumbent President Sal Goulash for re-election.
The president of the Bayonne Education Council Maria Valada is vying for a place in the third department. A member of the school board for two terms, Valad has been a public school teacher in Newark for 25 years. She will meet with incumbent President Gary La Peluza Sr.
“I believe that running for office and being elected an official should not be easy. It is about asking difficult questions, making difficult decisions and taking responsibility, ”Valado said. “First of all, it’s about doing the right thing, because our community deserves it.”
Earlier, Ash Nadrowski announced that school council trustee Jodi Kasais and police sports league executive director KT Torel would run for city council.