Members of the Jersey City Council appointed Yousef Saleh to the council’s vacant Ward D seat on April 30 by a 6-2 vote. Saleh, a compliance and regulation officer at J.P. Morgan who ran for Jersey City’s Board of Education in 2017 and 2018, replaces the late councilman Michael Yun. Yun died of complications related to COVID-19 on April 6.
Saleh will serve on the council until a special election for the seat takes place on November 3. The winner of the special election will serve the remainder of Yun’s term, which expires in December 2021.
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