PATERSON, NJ- Saying that his campaign focused on speaking with voters “individually and personally” instead of “manufacturing” signatures, Councilman Bill McKoy submitted 1522 petitions to the City Clerk’s office on Friday. “There are more coming in,” he said.

While McKoy is one of 13 candidates currently running for Mayor of Paterson, he is confident that with over 20 years of experience voters know he can “provide real results, not just promises.”

In order to get on the ballot candidates must submit at least 815 signatures of Paterson voters to the City Clerk by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 8. 

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His campaign, McKoy told TAPInto Paterson, will focus on restoring faith and trust in government. Central to this, he continued, will be having an open door policy with time set aside each week for residents and businesses to meet with him personally.

With a list of priorities that includes improving public safety with enhanced technology and by better utilizing data, improving and streamlining local services, and  enhancing the quality of life through economic development, McKoy believes Paterson’s future is bright because its “resources are greater than any problems,” it faces.

With a commitment to being transparent in his leadership, McKoy will make sure that when he’s mayor “everyone will have a seat at the table, and every voice will be heard.”