Candice Osborne for Ward E Council
Candice Osborne on the steps of City Hall organizing Superstorm Sandy relief volunteers.
Over a decade ago, Candice moved to Jersey City, looking for the best place to raise her son, continue her education and build her career. She and her son, Hunter, found their home in Jersey City and she's worked hard ever since to make Ward E and even better place for her and her neighbors to live, work and play.
Graduating in 2000 with a degree in computer information systems, Candice began her career as a computer programmer. After receiving an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business, Candice has spent time in both program and product management, overseeing teams of culturally and geographically diverse people and managing multi-million dollar budgets.
Candice’s managerial skills were tested the morning after Hurricane Sandy hit Jersey City, when Candice took to the streets and saw the devastation first hand. Working with other community-minded people, Candice harnessed the outpouring of community support, connecting 800 people who wanted to help with those who needed it. Jersey City Sandy Recovery became the sole lifeline for residents who had been left without shelter, clothing and food. Volunteers cleaned basements, carted debris and collected donations for people whose lives had been upended by the storm. Candice and the other founding members of Jersey City Sandy Recovery were recognized by Glamour Magazine and honored at Glamour’s Women of the Year 2012 Awards.
In 2011, Candice was nationally recognized for her work to foster grass roots efforts to generate real political reform by Campaigns and Elections magazine. Candice is an active member of the Historic Paulus Hook Association and leads the Jersey City Complete Streets Initiative, a group formed after fatal accidents occurred on Grand Street. She serves on the board of trustees of music ensemble, Con Vivo, which has is dedicated to bringing classical music to Jersey City.