PATERSON, NJ- Less than a week after petitions to get on the May ballot were made available, 24 candidates have signaled their intent to run for office

According to the City Clerk’s office those candidates are:


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Andre Sayegh
Pedro Rodriguez
Jeffrey Jones
Valerie Freeman
Michael Jackson
Andrea Kinion
Domingo “Alex” Mendez
Glenn Brown
Bill McKoy
Ramon Valenzuela
Chauncey I. Brown, III


Lilisa Mimms
Justin M. Rucker
Fatima Bell
Bernard Jones
Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman
Angela Muhammad
Flavio Rivera
Martiza Davila
Kenneth McDaniel
Nelly Celi
Juan “Mitch” Santiago
Davon Roberts
Douglas L. Maven

Other candidates may emerge as several individuals are still believed to be considering runs of their own.

Candidates must collect and turn in 815 signatures of Paterson voters to the City Clerk by 4:00 p.m. on March 5, 2018 to appear on the ballot. 

Voters may only sign the petition of one candidate running for Mayor, and the petitions of up to three candidates running for Council-At-Large.

Voters will got to the polls on Tuesday, May 8.