Sumter will not back a candidate in the Paterson Mayor’s Contest

PATERSON – Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter will remain neutral in the Paterson Mayor’s race, she told PolitickerNJ.

“I will not endorse a candidate,” said Sumter, who four years ago served as the campaign manager of Mayor Jeff Jones.

The assemblywoman said her government duties do not allow her the time she would need to run a campaign.

“I just want resources for the city,” Sumter said. “I’m looking for a partner to help achieve that.”