JERSEY CITY, NJ - "Our team is extremely proud to gain the endorsement of Councilman Danny Rivera.  When someone like Danny puts his trust in our team, it speaks volumes about how right Lorenzo, Gina & Lekendrick are to continue to lead our school district beyond this current crisis and into a brighter future.  The Councilman has a long-standing history of helping our youth that goes back to before his city council days and that makes us all the more proud of his support. What makes this particular endorsement stand out the most is the fact that he is married to a dedicated paraprofessional who is in the trenches and knows what our classrooms and our children need; when a family member of someone who is in our classrooms puts their trust in our candidates, it speaks volumes as to our team's dedication and ability to get the job done," stated Mike Greco / Education Matters Campaign Manager.

Councilman Rivera issued the following statement: 

"I am proud to endorse the Education Matters slate of Lorenzo Richardson, Gina Vedibello and Lekendrick Shaw.  All three have been fighting the good fight in the Jersey City Public Schools to ensure that our Jersey City youth receive the best education possible. Taking care of our Jersey City kids and making sure they have every opportunity to be success stories is something that I have been passionate about since my days involved in Roberto Clemente Little League and there is no better team for the job than these three dedicated individuals.  Also, being married to someone who gives her all everyday for these children in these classrooms makes my choice clear.  I put my trust in the team that the educators and the people in these classrooms servicing our children put their trust in.  During this critical time, we need competent and dedicated leadership on our school board and I urge my fellow Jersey City residents to re-elect Lorenzo Richardson 1I, Gina Verdibello 2I, and Lekendrick Shaw 3I because Education Matters in Jersey City."