A group of Berkeley Heights Democratic officials have endorsed Lisa Mandelblatt and Stacey Gunderman for State Assembly in the 21st district.
Mayor Angie Devanney, councilwoman Susan Poage, and councilmen Alvaro Medeiros and Stephen Yellin are backing Mandelblatt and Gunderman in their primary fight against Jil LaZare.
“As a Mayor, former PTO and PAL President, and a mom, I support Lisa Mandelblatt and Stacey Gunderman for Assembly because they are driven leaders in their communities,” said Devanney.
Devanney criticized the Republican incumbents, Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) and Nancy Munoz (R-Summit) for not fighting the defunding of the ARC tunnel.
“Lisa and Stacey know the frustrations facing commuters, the stress of rising costs, the need to properly fund our public schools, and honoring our commitments to public workers while fixing our state’s fiscal crisis. Our state has many serious issues, which will require persistence, passion, and earnestness,” Devanney said. “Lisa Mandelblatt and Stacey Gunderman are the qualified leaders we need in the Assembly in order to provide a new vision and positive direction for a great future.”
Madeiros called Mandelblatt and Gunderman “a dynamic duo.”
“They have both worked tirelessly to lead Democrats to victory in the last 2 years, including newly elected officials like me,” Medeiros said. “As Council President, it’s critical that towns like Berkeley Heights have Lisa and Stacey fighting for us in Trenton to get things done.”