In the aftermath of a federal jury’s guilty verdict in the corruption case of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack on Friday, mayoral candidate Eric Jackson today begged the city to fall to its knees.
“Based on what is in my heart, I believe unequivocally that as Trentonians we need to move forward during the critically important months ahead,” said Jackson, head of public works in Plainfield and a church deacon. “I would like to see our city leaders, the clergy, and all who believe in our city join in a citywide day of healing and reflection about what has made Trenton a great city.”
Willey viewed as the frontrunner in the mayor’s race, Jackson said a day of healing would provide city residents with an opportunity to show unity and healing for the future.
“The City of Trenton has been through a lot over the past several years but our people are stronger than any one setback. By joining together, we are proving that we are unified, regardless of political divisions or recent events,” said the candidate, who missed the 2010 mayoral runoff by fewer than ten votes.