We'll cut to the chase. Mayor Healy is hiding behind his Ward C candidate's ethnicity and there is simply no place for that. As readers of the Jersey City Desk and other local news outlets know, Nidia Lopez, on the Healy Team on election day, won the vote and is Ward C councilwoman. Ms. Lopez is the first Latina councilwoman in Jersey City history and that's a great thing. Until Da mayor decides to hide behind that in excusing the Councilwoman's misdeeds in Florida. Instead of intelligently discussing the issues around Nidia Lopez, Mayor Healy released a statement that reads:
"This has and continues to be a case of sour grapes on the behalf of Mr. King who is looking only to tarnish the image of our first-ever elected Latina Councilwoman."
Utterly disgraceful. The fact that second place candidate in Ward C, Jimmy King filed a suit over the residency issues of Nidia Lopez wasn't because she was Latina, what kind of horsepuckey is that? It's because OBVIOUSLY Lopez has real voting issues and residency issues and tax issues that cross pollenate between Florida and Jersey City.
That's simply uncalled for pointing out her ethnicity when it has nothing to do with nothing.