Incumbent aldermen Abdus Miah and Tiffany Garriga are running for reelection in the Second Ward. They are running unopposed. No one else's name appears on the ballot, although Miah's name appears three times. Unless someone in the Second Ward decides to mount a fierce and successful write-in campaign, Miah and Garriga will be re-elected. There's no question about it. Still, the Second Ward is studded with campaign signs for the two of them.
What's curious about the signs, aside from the fact that they would seem to be totally unnecessary, is that, although Miah and Garriga were both endorsed by the Hudson City Democratic Committee, the design of their signs is different from the design of the signs for the HCDC-endorsed candidates running in the Fifth Ward, Justin Goldman and Ken Hollenbeck.
Instead the design of the Miah/Garriga signs matches that of the signs for Fourth Ward alderman candidates Alexis Keith and Lauren Scalera.
Scalera, it will be remembered, was not endorsed by the HCDC but primaried the endorsed candidates and bested Rich Volo by 8 votes. Volo, however, with the endorsement of the Working Families Party, is still in the race.
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