The New Jersey affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) today offered its “early and ardent endorsement” of former firefighter, city manager, assemblyman, and lifelong Bayonne resident Jason O’Donnell.
“Simply put, Jason O’Donnell offers a better choice for the City of Bayonne and its residents,” said LIUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Raymond M. Pocino. “O’Donnell brings something that Bayonne urgently needs. He is a leader who will demand more value from developers and businesses looking to build and establish in Bayonne, and he is a leader who will deliver more value to working families through improved services and a more efficient and responsive government.”
The politically-active New Jersey Laborers Union includes more than 25,000-members statewide including several hundred living in the City of Bayonne. In announcing the endorsement, Pocino mentioned O’Donnell’s “longstanding commitment to his hometown as well as the experience and skills he developed in both the public and private sector, as well as in state and local government.”
While the 2018 elections are still more than six-months away, the Laborers Union in New Jersey intends to start work now in support of O’Donnell. The union will begin to educate members and the community on both the issues and the candidate. LIUNA members will also be volunteering for the campaign on everything from voter registration to get-out-the-vote drives.
Said LIUNA’s Pocino, “We are going all-in for Jason O’Donnell because we know he is the best choice to create a better city for the people who call Bayonne home.”