New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy had the honor of swearing in West New York’s new, and returning Mayor, Albio Sires during Tuesday’s inauguration. Murphy praised Sires for his leadership in previous stints as Mayor, New Jersey Assemblyman, Assembly Speaker and for 16 years, as a member of the United States House of Representatives.
Former West New York Board of Education President Adam Parkinson received his oath of office from Union City Mayor and 33rd District State Senator Brian Stack. Parkinson will serve as Commissioner of Revenue and Finance.
The only returning Commissioner from the Administration of Gabriel Rodriguez, who is seeking an Assembly seat in the newly configured 33rd Legislative District, Victor Barrera, was sworn in to a second term by former West New York Commissioner and current Hudson County Commissioner Caridad Rodriguez.
Hudson County Executive candidate Craig Guy, current Chief of Staff of retiring County Executive Tom DeGise, had the honor of swearing in new Commissioner Marielka Diaz, who will oversee the Department of Public Affairs.
Finally, the last Commission spot was won by Marcos Arroyo on Election Day. He was sworn in by his son, a Sergeant with the New Jersey State Police.
Following the ceremony, Hudson TV caught up with new Mayor Albio Sires.