Destination Tuesday: Team Baraka in Newark

NEWARK – Anchored by mayoral candidate Ras Baraka, the team fields seven city council candidates competing in next Tuesday’s election.

The team chose not to field an East Ward council candidate and left one of the four at-large seats empty.

Pursuing re-election as an at-large councilperson, Mildred Crump is the only candidate on the ticket from the 2010 Booker Team.

At-Large candidate Eddie Osborne ran unsuccessfully for a Central Ward seat in 2008 with the backing of Mayor Cory Booker.

Central Ward candidate Gayle Cheneyfield-Jenkins is a former Mayor Sharpe James ticketmate; and South Ward Council candidate John Sharpe James is the son of the former mayor.  Destination Tuesday: Team Baraka in Newark