Weehawken Councilman Gonzalez Submits Resignation Effective October 1 to Pursue New Career Opportunity

Weehawken’s Third Ward Councilman Raul Gonzalez this afternoon submitted his resignation effective October 1.  The township released the following press release:

Weehawken Councilman Raul Gonzalez Announces Resignation from Council Effective October 1, 2021

Weehawken Third Ward Councilman Raul I. Gonzalez announced today that he will be resigning from the Township Council effective October 1, 2021, due to a new career opportunity that requires him to relocate. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the citizens of Weehawken and a pleasure working with Mayor Turner, my Council colleagues, and the Administration,” said Councilman Raul Gonzalez. “While I will no longer serve in an official capacity on the Council, I look forward to continuing to be a resource to the Turner Administration.”

Mr. Gonzalez has served in various roles throughout his career with the Township of Weehawken for nearly 24 years, including as a social worker in Weehawken and at the North Hudson Community Action Center. Regrettably, his new career opportunity requires him to relocate. “We wish Councilman Raul Gonzalez well as he pursues a new career opportunity. His commitment to the residents of the third ward and the residents of the Township over the years has been tremendous. He has always been a dedicated public servant,” said Mayor Richard F. Turner.   “We are sure he will be successful in his new endeavors.”

“The Township Council will begin the process of looking for a Council member replacement immediately,” said Mayor Richard F. Turner. ” in accordance with state statute, we have thirty days to appoint a successor to fill his unexpired term.”