Felix Roque announces candidacy for West New York mayor becoming second ex-mayor to join race

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A second ex-mayor of West New York wants his old job back. Felix Roque jumped into the race this week, joining former mayor-slash-U.S. Rep. Albio Sires and current West New York Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo in what is now a three-way race. They will compete to succeed Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, who is planning a run for state assembly. Roque immediately preceded Rodriguez in the mayoral position, serving from 2011 until 2019when Rodriguez, then a commissioner, ousted him. He upset Hudson County Democratic Organization incumbent Sal Vega in 2011 as the reformer candidate. He said he is interested i…

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