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Eddie Donnelly, the president of the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association. Photo courtesy of YouTube.

Law enforcement union backs Donnelly for Senate

By David Wildstein, February 18 2021 1:29 pm

Calling his leadership on first responder issues “second to none,” New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association has endorsed Eddie Donnelly for the Democratic State Senate nomination in the 21st district.

Donnelly, the president of the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benefit Association, faces Roselle Park Mayor Joseph Signorello for the Union-Somerset-Morris seat being vacated by Republican Tom Kean, Jr.

Wayne Blanchard, the troopers union president, said that Donnelly’s “leadership support, and commitment to public safety as well as your community service are truly appreciated and would be an asset to our state legislature.”

“I believe your work on structuring a responsible pension system has also had a positive effect on other stakeholders such as the State, Counties, and Municipalities, as your vision on this issue has provided those entities with fiscal responsibility and stability,” Blanchard said in a letter to Donnelly.  “You have been a strong advocate for public safety to protect the citizens you serve, while providing training and education to members of the community on fire safety and prevention.”

The presumptive Republican candidate is Jon Bramnick, the minority leader of the State Assembly.

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