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Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (2013 - Present)
Cynthia Jackson, Jersey City Municipal Judge (1998-present)
Viola Richardson, former Jersey City Councilwoman at Large (2001-2013)
William Braker, former Jersey City NAACP President (2012-2016)
William O’Dea, Hudson County Freeholder, District 2 (1997-present)
Charles Mainor, former New Jersey Assemblyman, 31st LD (2010-2016)
Sandra B. Cunningham, New Jersey State Senator, 31st LD (2007-present)
Chris Christie, New Jersey Governor (2010-present)
Cissy Houston, gospel singer & mother of international pop singer, Whitney Houston
R.L. Stine, children’s book author (Goosebumps series)
Samantha Womack, actress, EastEnders (“Ronnie Mitchell,” 2007-2011, 2013-2017); BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? (2012) – partially filmed at Jersey City Free Public Library
Bern Nadette Stanis, actress, Good Times (“Thelma Evans-Anderson,” 1974-1979)
1st Lt. Calvin J. Spann, Original Tuskegee Airman, New Jersey native
Rosie O’Donnell, comedienne, actress & TV talk show host
Ashleigh Udalovas, Miss New Jersey 2010
Wendy Williams, TV & radio personality, New Jersey native
Cory Booker, United States Senator (2013-present), former Newark Mayor (2006-2013)
Barack Obama, former United States President (2009-2017)
NJ State Senator Bernard Kenny (33rd LD) (1993 - 2008)
Jon Corzine, former New Jersey Governor (2006-2010), former United States Senator (2001-2006)
Bill Clinton, former United States President (1993-2001)
Jerramiah T. Healy, former Jersey City Mayor (2004-2013)
Glenn D. Cunningham, former Jersey City Mayor (2001-2004) (died in office, 5/25/04)
Sharpe James, former Newark Mayor (1986 - 2006), former New Jersey State Senator, 29th LD (1999-2008)
Jeffrey Dublin, former Hudson County Freeholder, District 3 (2004-2014)
Pamela Gardner, former Hudson County Register (2011-2016)
John Amos, actor, Good Times (“James Evans,” 1974-1976), New Jersey native
Ralph Carter, actor, Good Times (“Michael Evans,” 1974-1979)
Tim Murphy, author, Christodora (2016)
Tim Lawrence, author, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983 (2016)
Ras Baraka, Newark Mayor (2014-present)
Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and the latest contribution to the Hogarth Press Shakespeare Project, New Boy, a novel inspired by Othello that moves the story to a 1970’s playground in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.
Janet Mock is a writer, TV host and advocate whose memoir, Redefining Realness, broke ground as the first biography written from the perspective of a trans girl. It debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list in 2014. Her second book, Surpassing Certainty, a memoir about her twenties, was released on June 13th, 2017.
Devoney Looser, Professor of English at Arizona State University and author of the new book, The Making of Jane Austen, named by Publishers Weekly to its Best Books of Summer 2017 (Nonfiction) List
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