By PolitickerNJ Staff | March 21st, 2013 - 11:48am
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Candidates for mayor of Jersey City will square off next month in a debate hosted by PolitickerNJ and Saint Peter's University.

The debate is scheduled for April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Councilman Steve Fulop and community activist and former Seton Hall basketball star Jerry Walker. 

The one-hour-long event will be moderated by PolitickerNJ Editor Darryl Isherwood and Nicholas Chiaravalloti, executive director of the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter's.

The event will be held in the University's Mac Mahon Student Center.  Tickets to the event will be distributed by the three campaigns as well as through the university.

Healy is vying for his third full term in office.  He took over as mayor in 2004 after the death of then-mayor Glenn Cunningham.  He won re-election in 2005 and again in 2009.  Fulop was first elected to the city council in 2005 and like Healy won his 2009 bid for re-election.  Walker is a relative latecomer to the race but says his lack of funds won't hinder him.

To date, the race has been a nasty one, with both sides trading allegations of campaign finance misconduct.  Healy has charged Fulop with pay to play violations for allegedly steering the school board to award an insurance contract to a friend. Fulop denies he had anything to do with the adoption of the contract.  The councilman has in turn hit Healy with allegations that money received from disgraced FBI informant Solomon Dwek during the mayor's 2009 bid for re-election was never donated to charity as Healy promised.  Healy disputes the allegation and says the money was donated to 43 charities.

The election is scheduled for May 14.

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