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Perth Amboy Candidates for Mayor & Council Hand in Petitions

The Stronger Team (L to R) Tony Cruz, supporter of Mayor Diaz and her slate, Gregory Pabon (rear) and Candidates Jelmin Caba, Mayor Wilda Diaz and Councilman Fernando Irizarry submit petitions to City Clerk Elaine Jasko. *Photo Paul W. Wang

The Stronger Team (L to R) Tony Cruz, supporter of Mayor Diaz and her slate, Gregory Pabon (rear) and Candidates Jelmin Caba, Mayor Wilda Diaz and Councilman Fernando Irizarry submit petitions to City Clerk Elaine Jasko.
*Photo Paul W. Wang

PERTH AMBOY – The  required number of eligible petitions in order for a candidate to be placed on the November 8, 2016 ballot is 250.

The Joel Pabon Slate. (L to R) Angel (Mota) Ramirez, Councilman Joel Pabon and Ken Puccio hand in their petitions to City Clerk Elaine Jasko. *Photo by Paul W. Wang

The Joel Pabon Slate. (L to R) Angel (Mota) Ramirez, Councilman Joel Pabon and Ken Puccio hand in their petitions to City Clerk Elaine Jasko. *Photo by Paul W. Wang

All four candidates for Mayor (Wilda Diaz, Joel Pabon, Miguel Nunez and Sharon Hubberman) and those who had running mates for Council turned in their required amount petitions needed to be considered to get on the ballot.

Hubberman is running with Enid Crespo her running mate for Council. *Photos Submitted

Hubberman is running with Enid Crespo her running mate for Council. *Photos Submitted

Mayoral Candidate Sharon Hubberman handed in her petitions just before the deadline.

Mayoral Candidate Sharon Hubberman handed in her petitions just before the deadline.

Wilda Diaz is seeking reelection and her two running mates: Councilman Fernando Irizarry (seeking reelection) and Jelmin Caba (who ran in 2014 for Council) were the first ones to hand in their petitions on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

The following are the number of petitions handed in by Diaz’s Slate. Wilda Diaz: 1336; Fernando Irizarry: 1231 and Jelmin Caba: 1208.

The three other tickets filed before 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 which was the deadline.

The Nunez’ Slate “Serving All People” was the first to hand in petitions. Mayoral Candidate Miguel Nunez submitted a little over 600 petitions. His running mates Virginia Lugo submitted approximately 430 petitions and Miriam Quiles submitted 410 petitions. Nunez previously ran for Council in 2014.

The Pabon Slate “Real Leadership for Perth Amboy” handed their petitions in next. Mayoral Candidate Joel Pabon submitted 1109 petitions; Ken Puccio 1068 and Angel “Mota” Ramirez 1057. Pabon is currently a Councilman.

Mayoral Candidate Sharon Hubberman’s ticket: “We’re Ready: New Vision, Brighter Future” were the last ones to hand in their petitions. Sharon Hubberman submitted 335 petitions and Enid Crespo submitted 320.

Sharon Hubberman previously ran for Mayor in 2012.

Go to www.amboyguardian.com for resluts of validation of petitions of those who qualified for a position on the November 8, 2016 ballot.

The Miguel Nunez Slate. (L to R) Virginia Lugo, Miguel Nunez and Miriam Quiles submit their petitions to City Clerk Elaine Jasko *Photo by Gabriel Pena

The Miguel Nunez Slate. (L to R) Virginia Lugo, Miguel Nunez and Miriam Quiles submit their petitions to City Clerk Elaine Jasko
*Photo by Gabriel Pena

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