James Solomon represents downtown Jersey City as the Ward E Councilperson. He's focused on building a just city, with affordable housing and improved mass transit, bicycling, and pedestrian infrastructure. He is also an adjunct professor of political science at Saint Peter's University, New Jersey City University, and Hudson County Community College.
Before moving to Jersey City, he served as an aide to the Mayor of Boston, utilizing technology to solve persistent problems like potholes and snow removal. James also designed an affordable housing policy for the state of Massachusetts and the foundation for a performance management system for Newark, NJ. James earned his Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and his BA from Pomona College.
James met the love of his life, Gabrielle Ramos-Solomon, at graduate school, bonding over a shared commitment to make the world a better place. They married in August 2015. Two months later James was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Today, James is blessed to be completely healthy. Gaby and James have two beautiful daughters, Camila Nicole and Corinne Maria.