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State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union). (Photo: New Jersey Globe.)

Firefighters endorse Cryan re-election

FMBA backs Quijano, Atkins for Assembly

By David Wildstein, March 26 2021 9:36 am

The New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association has endorsed State Sen. Joe Cryan (D-Union) for re-election in the 20th legislative district.

The state’s largest firefighters and first responders union has also endorsed Assembly Majority Conference Chair Annette Quijano (D-Elizabeth) for re-election, along with former Rev. Reginald Atkins, a former Roselle mayor and councilman.

“Senator Cryan, Assemblywoman Quijano and Reverend Atkins have our endorsement because they were partners with our members before the global pandemic and they have only leaned in more over this past year,” said Ed Donnelly, the union president.

Cryan faces a primary challenge from Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Roselle) and science teacher Jason Krychiw in his bid for a second term.

“Our members never missed a step fighting to make sure residents remain safe and protected and community leaders like Senator Joe Cryan, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and Reverend Reginald Atkins have been tremendous partners in that fight,” said Donnelly.  “One critical front in this battle has been making sure information is properly disseminated that reflects the latest scientific input to help guide people responsibly and they have never wavered in their responsibility to those they serve in presenting that information.  They worked to prioritize securing PPEs throughout this crisis and now they are pushing to provide vaccinations that will serve to inoculate residents and bring us closer to the end of this long nightmare.”

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