JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steve Fulop stood on the steps of Jersey City Hall on Wednesday to confirm rumors that he will not be entering the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race. During his announcement, Fulop also proclaimed that he would be endorsing Phil Murphy, the only Democratic candidate to have officially announced his intention to run for governor. Fulop said that he would be pursuing re-election as Jersey City mayor in 2017.
“Over the last couple weeks I have been doing a lot of thinking about what is in the best interest of Jersey City, what is in the best interest of the state of New Jersey and where I am situated that I can be the most meaningfully helpful to moving an agenda forward that is progressive, ” Fulop said. “Today I just wanted to make unequivocally clear that I will be running for re-election in Jersey City and unequivocally clear that I will be supporting for New Jersey governor my good friend here Phil Murphy.”