32BJ SEIU ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS FOR UPCOMING PRIMARY IN MORRISTOWN, PLAINFIELD, AND HACKENSACK
NEWARK, N.J.— 32BJ SEIU, the largest property services union in the country, with 13,000 members in New Jersey, announced today its endorsement of Timothy Dougherty as the Mayor of Morristown, Adrian O. Mapp as the Mayor of Plainfield, as well as, 8 council at large positions in both Morristown and Hackensack.
This last round of endorsement for primary elections came after virtual screening sessions, where members had the opportunity to address concerns regarding township policies and their effect in their livelihood and well-being. Between Plainfield, Morristown and Hackensack, 32BJ has almost 800 workers spanning all divisions.
32BJ SEIU Vice President and New Jersey State Director Kevin Brown made the announcement today on behalf of the union’s members. “Most of the decisions made at the township government level have a direct impact in the lives of workers. Therefore, it is imperative that we endorse candidates with progressive values, and that would support the union’s mission to change the lives of the members for the better and improve our communities. We look forward to having them in office and working together.”
The endorsements are as follows:
Town of Morristown
Mayor: Timothy Dougherty
Council-At-Large: Nathan Umbriac
Council-At-Large: Toshiba Foster
Council-At-Large: David Silva
Town of Plainfield
Mayor: Adrian O. Mapp
Town of Hackensack
Council-At-Large: Leila Amirhamzeh
Council-At-Large: Randy Glover
Council-At-Large: Andee Post
Council-At-Large: Caseen Gaines
Council-At-Large: Mary Lopez
With the union’s endorsement comes a commitment of significant resources to help a candidate win, including member volunteers and financial support. 32BJ’s New Jersey District includes more than 13,000 members, many of whom have volunteered to canvass and help get out the vote in key elections.
With 175,000 members in 11 states, including more than 13,000 in New Jersey–32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the country.