Alex Mendez officially submitted his petition for the position of Paterson third Ward Councilman in the upcoming election in May 2020. He filed his petition on Wednesday, January 7, at Paterson City Hall.
Former Councilman At Large and former mayoral candidate Alex Mendez has challenged the ruling councilman for the third ward, William McCoy.
After filing the petition, on his Facebook page he said, It’s official! Today, I submitted my petitions to formally run as the 3rd Ward Councilman. Our neighborhood needs an advocate that will fight for what our community deserves. Join me and together we will make a change.”
Mendez served on the City Council from 2014-18. Before that he served on the Board of Education. He opted not to defend his at-large seat and ran for mayor. He finished second place behind mayor Andre Sayegh in last year’s mayoral race. Both McKoy and Mendez faced each other in the 3rd Ward election in 2012. McKoy narrowly secured a victory over Mendez in that race.
Winning the third ward election is no easy task for Mendez because McCoy, likewise, is a contender who defeated three named opponents four years ago to retain his seat.