Newark Mayor Cory Booker this evening praised Jersey City Mayor Jerry Healy as his friend and a great leader at a fundraiser for Healy.
Booker’s effusive appearance at the fundraiser came as Healy continues to gear up for a 2013 showdown with Downtown City Councilman Steve Fulop – and maybe state Sen. Sandra Cunningham (D-31).
Attendance was circa 600.
Assemblymen Charles Mainor and Jason O’Donnell were at the event in support of Healy, along with Freeholder and JCDC Chair Jeff Dublin.
The lineup of speaker-supporters other than Booker included County Executive Tom DeGise and Mayor & HCDO Chair Mark Smith (both of whom committed county organizational support), Asm. Joe Cryan, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, County Sheriff Frank Schillari, County Clerk Barbara Netchert, County Register Pam Gardner, three freeholders, and an array of mayors and council members from other municipalities.