Two Roselle Council Members Endorse “Holley for Senate”
ROSELLE – March 8, 2021 – Two members of the Roselle Borough Council – First Ward Councilman Richard Villeda and Third Ward Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson – have come out early in their strong endorsement of Assemblyman Jamel Holley, seeking the Democratic nomination in June for the State Senate.
Both councilmembers said that Holley has been a tremendous advocate for Roselle, serving as the borough’s youngest mayor and then in the General Assembly, where he became the first African American to serve the 20th Legislative District when he was elected in 2015.
“We need a trusted Roselle lawmaker to represent this district in the State Senate,” Villeda said. “Roselle residents who care about this community see Jamel’s candidacy as a way in which we can have a larger voice in state affairs.”
Johnson agreed, noting Holley has demonstrated a strong track record of public service over the last decade and has embraced the social justice issues that are of paramount concern to people of color in the district.
“A vote for Jamel is a vote to ensure we have a voice in the State Senate,” Johnson said. “For longer than anyone can remember, Roselle has been represented by people who are not from our community. We need a senator who shares our concerns about how our ongoing quest to make this town more affordable and accessible for all of our residents are met.”
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