Ferreira announces run for Fourth Ward council seat

Sydney J. Ferreira, who last year unsuccessfully challenged Alberto G. Santos for Kearny’s mayor, will run for a Fourth Ward council seat in this year’s June primary.

Ferreira announced his run earlier today on social media.

The seat is currently held by Susan McCurrie, but it is not immediately clear whether she will seek another term on the council.

In making the announcement, the local realtor says he hopes to put his past differences with Santos behind him.

”As a lifelong resident of the Fourth Ward of our beautiful Town of Kearny, it would be an honor to serve on the Town Council, representing my neighbors and fellow residents,” Ferreira said. “If elected, I pledge to always put the needs and interests of my fellow residents first. I acknowledge that must begin by first putting old quarrels to rest and setting aside my differences with our mayor and the other members of Council. Working well together, we can provide solutions to our most pressing issues in town.”

Ferreira’s run will be as a Democrat in the June 7, 2022, primary. The winner of Dem primaries in Kearny generally go on to win the seat in November as there are rarely challenges from Republican or non-affiliated candidates.

Ferreira is the first to announce a candidacy for the 2022 election. In addition to McCurrie, incumbents Albino Cardoso in the First Ward, Peter Santana in the Second Ward and Eileen Eckel in the Third Ward all have expiring terms.

View Ferreira’s entire annoucement below.

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