New Jersey FMBA Endorses 2015 Legislative Candidates

Eddie Donnelly
Eddie Donnelly

The New Jersey State FMBA, representing over 5,000 career firefighters, dispatchers, and EMTs used the occasion of their statewide convention in Atlantic City to consider and act on endorsements for candidates running for the New Jersey General Assembly in this November’s elections. The endorsements came after convention delegates heard from more than 20 legislators and candidates that accepted the NJFMBA’s invitation to attend.

“The candidates that earned the unanimous endorsement of the NJ FMBA have shown not only that they understand the unique concerns of the men and women that keep New Jersey safe, but also that they are willing to stand up and fight for us in the halls of the New Jersey Statehouse,” said Eddie Donnelly, President, NJFMBA. “Whether on stage or in smaller meetings with delegates from their districts, each candidate was asked to offer their views on continued efforts to protect the Police and Firemen’s Pension System, this remains the number one focus of the NJFMBA.”

Among the candidates that addressed the convention were Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer and Republican Conference Leader David Rible. Convention delegates also participated in discussions regarding professional development, physical and mental health, and community engagement.

“The well worn proverb ‘in unity there is strength’ was on clear display throughout this Convention,” said Donnelly. “Active or retired; firefighters, dispatchers or EMTs; big city or small municipality; our members are standing together, committed to making our state even better and safer, and will continue to be actively engaged in issues that affect their safety, retirement security, or community’s well being.”

A full list of the NJ FMBA’s endorsed candidates follows:


District 1                                             District 2                                 District 3


Bob Andrejczak*                                 Vincent Mazzeo*                    John Burzichelli*

Bruce Land                                                                                          Adam Taliaferro


District 4                                             District 6                                 District 7

Paul Moriarity*                                   Louis Greenwald*                   Herb Conaway*

Gabriela Mosquera*                           Pamela Lampitt*                    Troy Singleton*



District 11                                           District 13                               District 14


JoAnn Downe                                      Jeanne Cullinane                     Wayne DeAngelo*

Eric Houghtaling                                 Thomas Herman                     Dan Benson*



District 15                                           District 17                               District 18


Reed Gusciora*                                   Joe Egan*                                Patrick Diegnan*

Elizabeth Maher Muoio*                    Joe Danielson*                        Nancy Pinkin*



District 19                                           District 20                               District 21


John Wisniewski*                                Annette Quijano*                    Jill Anne Lazare

Craig Coughlin*                                  Jamel Holley*                         David Barnett



District 22                                           District 27                               District 28


Jerry Green*                                       John McKeon*                         Ralph Caputo*

James Kennedy                                   Mila Jasey*                             Cleo Tucker*




District 29                                           District 30                               District 31


  1. Grace Spencer* James Keady Nicholas Chiaravalloti

Eliana Pinto-Marin*                                                                            Angela McKnight



District 32                                           District 33                               District 34


Vincent Prieto*                                   Raj Mukherji*                         Thomas Giblin*

Angelica Jimenez*                              Annette Chaparro



District 35                                           District 36                               District 37


Benjie Wimberly*                               Gary Schaer*                          Gordon Johnson*

Shavonda Sumter*                              Marlene Caride*                    Valerie Vainieri Huttle*



District 38


Tim Heustace*

Joseph Lagana* New Jersey FMBA Endorses 2015 Legislative Candidates