The Healy era draws to a close in Jersey City, and the Fulop era begins:
Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy just called the election for challenger Steven Fulop.
“If there is anything I can do to help him out after the transition, I stand ready, willing, and able to do it,” Healy said.
His comments drew cheers from a tearful crowd at his Oakland Avenue headquarters. The crowd chanted back “We love you, mayor.”
“Thank you all and God bless you all, by the way, I am still going to Casino in the Park,” the mayor said, referring to the Jersey City catering house where a celebration was planned.
When he called the race the screen in the front of the room read, “Fulop 52.1 percent of the vote (14,675 votes), while Healy tallied 38.6 percent (10,860 votes.)
And education privatizers throughout the state were heard to rejoice…
I’m sure there will be analysis here tomorrow, but add your thoughts now, in comments and the poll found after the flip.