The Fulop for Governor campaign is announcing its first two endorsements from Burlington County mayors. Burlington City Mayor Barry Conaway and Mount Holly Mayor Chris Banks are lending their support to the Fulop campaign. They join Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr., in endorsing the Fulop for Governor campaign, giving the Jersey City Mayor a growing base of political support in South Jersey. Mayor Small is also serving as the campaign’s Co-Chair.
“Mayors like Barry Conaway, Chris Banks and all of the local leaders who are supporting our campaign understand better than anyone what it takes to get things done for the people, and I’m thrilled to continue growing our campaign and announcing more support from throughout the state,” said Fulop. “It’s exciting to earn the endorsement of two dynamic mayors from Burlington County and our campaign is committed to building a statewide organization of support that will include all corners of New Jersey.”
Fulop pointed out that he has now been endorsed by elected officials or party leaders representing 10 of New Jersey’s 21 counties, showing the growing support for his campaign for Governor.
“The progress that Mayor Fulop has brought to Jersey City is a model for communities across New Jersey and I’m so excited to join Steve’s campaign and work to elect him as our next Governor,” said Conaway. “I know that Steve Fulop is the right leader to continue moving our state forward and delivering the kind of leadership that our residents deserve.”
Other mayoral endorsements for the Fulop for Governor campaign include Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle, South Orange Mayor Sheena Collum, Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, Hillside Mayor Dahlia Vertreese, Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach, High Bridge Mayor Michelle Lee, Lambertville Mayor Andrew Nowick, Chatham Mayor Thad Kobylarz, Garwood Mayor Jen Blumenstock and Summit Mayor Nora Radest.
“As someone who just became Mayor of my community earlier this year, having Steve Fulop as a colleague I can go to for advice and counsel has been a tremendous help and I know that he will make an incredible Governor,” said Banks, who represents the Burlington County Seat. “Mayors are on the front lines of the issues facing our residents every day and I firmly believe that we need someone like Steve Fulop who understands those challenges working with us in Trenton to deliver for our residents.”
In addition to the mayoral endorsements, the Fulop campaign has the support of Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairman Anthony Vainieri and Warren County Democratic Committee Chairman Tom Palmieri. The campaign has also been endorsed by numerous labor unions, including SMART-TD Local 60, the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union International and New Jersey Council, four Teamsters locals representing thousands of active and retired workers, healthcare workers union District 1199J.