ROSELLE – Standing with Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) at her gun control press conference this afternoon outside City Hall, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage said he appreciates her leadership on the issue.
Last month the mayor dismissed the Buono campaign as a fool’s errand.
But today he praised the presumptive Democratic nominee.
“The senator’s taking a proactive stand,” Bollwage told PolitickerNJ.com. “The sad thing is this should be a Democratic issue. I was thrilled to see Senator Lesniak and Senator Scutari here in support of the senator on this.”
Bollwage said along with jobs and the economy, the gun question constitutes one of the most important issues his and other urban New Jersey communities face.
Asked if Buono should have her own choice of state party chair if she wins the nomination, Bollwage said, “Unequivocally, yes That’s her call.”