Berkeley Heights is going with Joe Signorello for State Senate in the 21st district with endorsements from Mayor Angie Devanney and Democratic Municipal Chairman George Devanney.
Signorello, the mayor of Roselle Park, faces state firefighters union president Eddie Donnelly for the Democratic Senate nomination in the 21st district.
The Union County Democratic organization line will be awarded by a screening committee in March. Each of the ten municipalities in the district gets one vote, regardless of size.
“As a fellow Mayor, Joe and I have worked together during the pandemic for the betterment of our communities,” Angie Devanney said. “Joe knows first-hand the challenges we face each day. I am confident if elected, Joe will be an excellent representative for Berkeley Heights and all of the towns in the 21st legislative district.”
Signorello and Donnelly are facing off for the chance to seek an open Senate seat in a Republican district that has tilted Democratic over the last few years.
The incumbent, Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr., is not seeking re-election. The presumptive GOP nominee is Jon Bramnick, the Assembly Minority Leader.
“Mayor Signorello’s experience and track record of getting things done make him the best chance we have in flipping this long held Republican seat to Democrat,” George Devanney said.
Councilmen Stephen Yellin and Alvaro Medeiros have also endorsed Signorello.