BLOOMFIELD, NJ  - Pedro Tavares Jr. has announced his intentions to run for Bloomfield's Third Ward council seat.

Tavares is known within Bloomfield and across the region as an advocate for parental equality and unmarried fathers' rights. Tavares' motivation for running for office in Bloomfield is his strong belief that the Third Ward of Bloomfield has been underrepresented by the current council person representing the ward. 

The Pedro Taveras Jr For Bloomfield, NJ 3rd Ward Councilman campaign launched a Facebook page February 1.

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Tavares declined comment to TAPinto Bloomfield at this time.

The Third Ward Council seat is currently held by Democrat Carlos Bernard whose term expires in 2017.