Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced he is running for Governor in 2025. Fulop released a campaign video on social media and on his website on Tuesday.
“My career has always been guided by a strong desire to take on difficult challenges and find solutions that help improve peoples’ lives. Now I’m running for Governor to bring those same values to Trenton,” he said.
The move is unsurprising, as Fulop announced in January he would not be seeking reelection to a fourth term. He was expected to run in 2017 but withdrew his name, and the contest went to Governor Phil Murphy.
The 46-year-old Marine Veteran has served three terms as Jersey City’s Mayor. He enlisted shortly after the 9/11 attacks and when he returned home from Iraq, he was elected as a member of the Jersey City Municipal Council.
“I’m launching my campaign now because I believe that New Jersey can become an even better place for all of us, and I will be sharing my vision over the coming months for how we will make it happen,” Fulop said.
“I’ve never backed down from a fight before, and I’m ready to work hard for all the people of our great state to deliver the results New Jersey deserves.”