Former Mayor Joey Torres camp jubilant over Donna Ivy in Paterson Mayoral Race.
Supporters of Joey Torres compare Donna Ivy to Bill Klein who brought down Marty Barnes after serving one term in office.
In 2002 Bill Klein, an African American, entered the mayoral race taking a very large number of votes from incumbent Marty Barnes to give Torres the mayor’s office.
Barnes received about 5,700 votes, Klein received about 3,400 and Torres about 7,700 votes.
On Monday, February 10th, it was suspected that Jones may have not had the votes to file. Torres’ camp stated they were very concerned because if Ivy ran on her own the black community would rally around her. But now that Jones has filed Ivy will bring down his votes as Bill Klein did in 2002, putting Torres back in office.
Torres supporters stated they are not concerned about other candidates because they do not have the money or popularity to win. When asked about Councilman Sayegh they stated he will get about 2,500 and will have no effect in the election this year as he did four years ago.
“It was Jones we were worried about, and now that Jones and Donna Ivy are in the race we are confident this will be like it was in 2002.” a source close to Torres stated.
Karen Brown Esq V. City of Paterson Paterson Superior Court Division Docket NO. A-0031-11T3 Karen Brown Esq .,
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February 17, 2012 -
APPELLATE DIVISION - Plaintiff-Respondent, v. CITY OF PATERSON, a Municipality of the State of New Jersey,and JEFFERY J. JONES, as Mayor of the City of Paterson, – Defendants-Appellants. – February 17, 2012, Argued January 24, 2012 – Decided before Judges Payne, Reisner and Simonelli. On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Passaic County, L-3319-11.
Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly Not Running For Mayor Of Paterson
The New Jersey Pulse news has learn that NJ Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly will not run for mayor of the city of Paterson.
In a previous interview, Wemberly stated to the NJ Pulse President Sirrano Keith Baldeo, the story in the Herald news about him running was untrue. “It’s just tabloid new” Wimberly expressed and that he has no intention of running, he was simply “too busy” for that.
Three Paterson Firefighters Save Mans Life At Black History Month Celebration
Where ever duty calls – Three Paterson firefighters who were attending a Black History Month celebration on the third floor of Paterson City Hall, became instant heroes when they brought a man back to life from a heart attack.