LIUNA backs Jackson for Trenton mayor

Trenton mayoral hopeful Eric Jackson picked up the New Jersey Laborers Union’s endorsement Friday.

Jackson snagged the support of the 20,000-member statewide affiliate of Laborers’ International Union of North America, LIUNA, as Trenton residents head to the polls in May to elect a new mayor.

Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was removed from office by a judge this week after being convicted on felony bribery charges.

Ray Pocino, LIUNA’s vice president and eastern regional manager, cited Jackson’s ability to move Trenton forward as a reason for the endorsement.

“He is also a man of high ethics and integrity and a willingness to work with the community and for the community, something Trenton desperately needs,” Pocino said in a statement.

“The people of Trenton deserve a leader who can both understand the issues and deliver the results,” he said. “We feel Eric Jackson’s government and managerial experience, as well as his track-record with regard to economic development, job creation, and community development and planning makes him ideally suited to lead the City of Trenton and represent its residents”

LIUNA backs Jackson for Trenton mayor