John Sharpe James and Baraka join incumbents in landing SEIU Local 32BJ endorsement

SEIU Local 32BJ has endorsed all of the Newark incumbents – with the exception of At-Large Councilman Carlos Gonzalez and South Ward Councilman Oscar James II.

“In these tough economic times, Newark needs the leadership and values that these progressive candidates bring,” said Kevin Brown, New Jersey state director. “They will stand up for good jobs for the city’s working families, and we will stand with them to ensure that they are elected.”

The endorsed candidates are: Ras Baraka – candidate for South Ward Council; John James – candidate for Council-At-Large; Councilman Anibal Ramos – candidate for North Ward Council Seat; Councilman Ronald C. Rice – candidate for West Ward Council Seat; Councilman Charlie Bell – candidate for Central Ward Council Seat; Council President Mildred Crump – candidate for Councilwoman-At-Large Seat; Council Vice-President Luis Quintana – candidate for Councilman-At-Large Seat; and Councilman Donald Payne, Jr. – candidate for Councilman-At-Large Seat. John Sharpe James and Baraka join incumbents in landing SEIU Local 32BJ endorsement