Steven Fulop for Mayor
As Councilman for Ward E, Steven Fulop has fought for his community and sponsored legislation for a more open, transparent and accountable government for all of Jersey City.
Steven Fulop currently serves on the Jersey City Municipal Council representing Ward "E", the largest ward in Jersey City. Councilman Fulop was elected to the city council in 2005 at the age of 27 making him the youngest elected official on the Jersey City council and the third youngest in the 200 year history of Jersey City. This past election, he was the only independent elected official to win an election in Hudson County doing so with the largest margin of victory of any candidate for office.
Prior to serving on the City Council, his career has been entirely in financial services but with the exception in 2001, after 9/11, he opted to leave his job at a prestigious firm to enlist in the Marine Corps where he was amongst the first troops deployed to Iraq. While in Iraq, he and his unit were recipients of numerous awards and recognition for service including the Overseas Service Ribbon, Meritorious Masts, and the Presidential Unit Citation. Prior to serving on the city council, Steven served as the former President of the Historic Paulus Hook Association and the Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations.Steven completed his undergrad degree at SUNY Binghamton, his Masters in Public Administration at Columbia University, and his Masters in Business Administration at NYU. He is a former board member of both Columbia University’s Alumni Association and the Learning Community Charter School which has distinguished itself as a premier performing charter school statewide. In his spare time, he is an avid runner, completing the NYC Marathon in 3:44 while raising money for the Hudson County Child Abuse Prevention Center. This past August Steven competed in the Ironman Championship in NYC to raise money for veterans. He completed the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and full marathon within the top 20% of competitors.