Chris Gadsden Bio
The West Side made me the man I am today. My life is a testament of passion and hard work. I am totally committed to making our city great. As a father, educator, and community activist, I promise to provide our ward with leadership that is accountable and honest.
I am the proud father of three beautiful girls and have been married for close to 15years. I am a graduate of James F. Murray Public School #38, Henry Snyder High School, New Jersey City University (Bachelors- Sociology and History), and Saint Peter's University (Masters in Education-Administration and Supervision.)
I have been an educator in the Jersey City Public Schools system for 17 years. I am currently the vice principal at Lincoln High School. Throughout my career, I have received numerous awards for my commitment to the youth of Jersey City. My commitment to have students becoming more responsible for their learning has been recognized and appreciated by administrators, staff, parents, students, and community.
I am a servant leader. I am very much concerned about the condition of our community. I have been a member of different social and civic groups throughout Jersey City. Through these associations, I enjoy sharing my thoughts and talents to help better the lives of others. I have conducted workshops all throughout the state of New Jersey ranging from parental involvement to mentoring young people. I am a team player who will assist an endeavor that will have an impact on improving the condition of whoever I serve. I am committed to my house of worship where I have served as youth leader, Sunday school teacher, and choir member. My commitment to my family, faith in God, career, and community has helped to bless and encourage many people.
I would love to be councilman for Ward B. I plan to collaborate with stakeholders from all sectors of our diverse ward. I will fight for recreational for our youth, focus intensely on quality of life issues, introduce measures to help make our community safe, advocate for affordable housing and the homeless, ensure that homeownership is valued, and make sure that our city government is fiscally responsible.