It is said that endorsements count for little in politics. Nonetheless, the two slates vying for three Board of Education seats have picked up several endorsements each. Endorsements for the three independent candidates are, as yet, unknown.


Children First (Lorenzo Richardson, Gina Verdibello, and Monique K. Andrews) endorsements:

  • Jersey City Para-Professional Association
  • Ward F Councilman Frank Educational Gilmore
  • Former Board of Education President Gerald Lyons
  • Former Board of Education Trustee Marilyn Roman

Education Matters (Dejon Morris, George Blount, and Alpa Patel) endorsements:

  • Jersey City Education Association
  • Hudson County Commissioner Bill O’Dea
  • County Register Jeff Dublin
  • Ward A Councilwoman Denise Ridley
  • Hudson County Commissioner Jerry Walker

Independent Candidates

Renes Cruz endorsements: unknown

Sumit “Sam” Salia endorsements: unknown

Janette Scafidi endorsements: unknown