AFSCME New Jersey Endorses Sollami Covello for County Clerk, Walter and Cimino for Freeholder and Kemler for Sheriff in Mercer County
Trenton, NJ – AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 today announced their support for Paula Sollami Covello for County Clerk, Lucylle Walter and John A. Cimino for Board of Chosen Freeholders and John ‘Jack’ Kemler for Sheriff in Mercer County for election on November 3rd.
Sollami Covello, Walter, Cimino, and Kemler all have a long history of supporting working people while in office and have pledged their continued support of AFSCME members and the vital services that they provide to the people of Mercer County.
“As working families continue to face unprecedented assault on the federal and local level, it is more important than ever that we elect candidates to office who represent our values,” said AFSCME New Jersey Executive Director Steve Tully. “These four candidates respect public employees, and they understand the value of the services that AFSCME members provide for the people of Mercer County. We know that they will fight to protect public services and ensure that our member’s rights are protected.”
“We are honored to receive the support of AFSCME New Jersey, one of the largest public employee unions in the state,” the endorsed candidates said in a joint statement. “During this time of great uncertainty, it is more important than ever that we build on the work of local government to ensure that operations run smoothly and reliably. Our success thus far is due to our outstanding employees, including many members of AFSCME, who show up every day in the face of a pandemic, to keep Mercer County working. It means a great deal to have a unionized workforce as effective as ours, and the fact that these employees are endorsing us demonstrates the effectiveness of our collaborative efforts. We thank AFSCME for their support and trust.”
Mercer County voters will begin receiving their ballots before the end of the month. The county has placed a drop box in every municipality to make voting effortless and secure for every Mercer County voter.
AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations — from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers — AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.