Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Paterson) told the New Jersey Globe that he will support Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to increase the income tax on households with annual incomes of more than $1 million.
Wimberly’s running mate, Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter (D-Paterson), publicly endorsed Murphy’s plan last month. A third Passaic County legislator, Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic), has also announced his support.
Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh, Passaic Mayor Hector Lora and Passaic County Freeholder Director John Bartlett also endorsed the millionaire’s tax at a meeting with the governor today.
State Sen. Nellie Pou (D-North Haledon) has not yet announced her intentions. She was in Washington today attending a national Hispanic conference that was scheduled months ago and did not attend Murphy’s meeting with Passaic County elected officials.
Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake (D-East Orange), who represents Clifton in Passaic County, has already committed to vote for the millionaire’s tax. Her running mates, State Sen. Nia Gill (D-Montclair) and Assemblyman Thomas Giblin (D-Montclair), have not yet announced their intentions.