Wall Street, Marine vet mayor shakes things up

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Associated Press

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 9:05 PM

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's been a year since Steven Fulop's election as mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, and the last 12 months have been anything but uneventful.

The former Marine and Wall Street executive has taken on the city's school board, public authorities, the gun lobby and the powerful Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The 37-year-old is also seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party in New Jersey and a possible gubernatorial candidate in 2017. He's been compared to Cory Booker, the former Newark mayor and current U.S. senator.

Fulop says being mayor of a midsized city allows him more freedom than bigger-city mayors to make changes. As for 2017, he tells The Associated Press that timing and circumstances will dictate his decision.

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