It remains to be seen whether the new mayor of New Jersey's second-largest city will have an easy time governing when he takes office on July 1.

City Councilman Steven Fulop easily defeated Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy in Tuesday's election.

However, eight of the nine city council races will require runoff elections on June 11 because none of the first-place finishers received more than 50 percent of the vote.

Only Ward E candidate Candice Osborne won her council seat.

Fulop says he'll work hard for his running mates to win their seats.

Fulop has been on the city council since 2005. The 36-year-old ex-Marine formerly worked at Goldman Sachs.

Healy has been mayor since 2004.

 

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