Glenn Cunningham (New Jersey)


Glenn Cunningham (New Jersey)

Glenn Cunningham (September 16, 1943 - May 25, 2004) was an American Democratic Party politician, who was the first African American mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, the state's second-largest city. Cunningham also served in the New Jersey Senate. After Cunningham's death, L. Harvey Smith became the acting mayor of Jersey City. In a November 2004 special election, Judge Jerramiah T. Healy was elected to complete the remainder of Cunningham's term. Joseph Doria was selected to fill Cunningham's Senate vacancy on an interim basis, and won a special election to fill the balance of the term.

Before his election as mayor, Cunningham, a former Marine and member of the Jersey City Police Department for 25 years, had been appointed by President Bill Clinton as head of New Jersey's United States Marshals Service Office. He also served on the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, as Jersey City Council President, and as public safety director of Hudson County.

Cunningham's widow, Sandra Bolden Cunningham, has become a political leader in Jersey City in her own right. She reportedly considered a bid for her husband's State Senate seat in the 2004 special election [ [http://politicsnj.com/kornacki060204_Hudson.htm Three candidates expected to seek Cunningham Senate seat; Manzo says he'll run for Mayor] , PoliticsNJ.com, June 2, 2004] and a bid for the State Assembly in 2005. In March 2006 signs appeared around Jersey City touting Mrs. Cunningham as a candidate for the United States Senate either in a Democratic Party primary versus her husband's political rival, Sen. Bob Menendez or in the general election against Menendez and Republican State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. Mrs. Cunningham defeated Assemblyman Louis Manzo in the June 2007 Democratic primary for State Senate and was elected to the Senate in November 2007.

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* [http://www.politicsnj.com/kornacki060104_Cunningham.htm Glenn Cunningham laid to rest in Jersey City; Dems to meet next Wednesday to pick new Senator]


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