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Jersey City mayoral special election, 2004

Jersey City mayoral special election, 2004
New Jersey
2001 ←
November 2, 2004
→ 2005

Candidate Jerramiah Healy Melissa Holloway
Party Democratic Nonpartisan
Popular vote 18,329 4,638
Percentage 75.08% 19.00 %

Mayor before election

L. Harvey Smith

Elected Mayor

Jerramiah Healy

The Jersey City 2004 mayoral special election took place on November 2, 2004. Democrat Jerramiah Healy won the election with 28% of the vote over his nearest rivals (Assemblyman Lou Manzo, 24%, and Acting Mayor L. Harvey Smith, 22%).[1] The previous Mayor Glenn Cunningham, the first African-American Mayor died of a heart attack five months prior and L. Harvey Smith became acting mayor. There was also an election in 2005, which Healy also won.

The election was marked by attempts to claim the legacy of deceased Mayor Cunningham, innuendo, and a picture of the eventual winner drunk and naked on his front porch.[2]


The candidates were as follows:[3]


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