James backs Crump for Council Prez

A late effort by members of the Newark City Council to try to swing the council presidency away from Councilwoman Mildred Crump sputtered when South Ward Councilman-elect John Sharpe James removed himself as an alternative.

“I support the current council president, Council President Crump,” said James, referring to At-Large Councilwoman Mildred Crump.

James’ tiebreaking vote in favor of his fellow Team Baraka member all but assures Crump the throne of power at tomorrow’s reorganization meeting.

James backs Crump for Council Prez