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Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

UTCA endorses Bramnick

Minority leader voted for gas tax hike in 2016

By Nikita Biryukov, July 17 2019 9:40 am

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick’s re-election bid secured the backing of the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association Wednesday.

“Jon Bramnick is a consistent, bi-partisan voice in Trenton. He has the courage to work across the aisle and find common ground to keep New Jersey moving in the right direction,” UTCA CEO Robert Briant, Jr. said. “That is why the UTCA is endorsing Jon for re-election to the General Assembly this year. Jon does not concentrate his time on partisan bickering but rather focuses on what’s best for New Jersey and its citizens.”

Bramnick was one of six Republicans in the Assembly to vote in favor of a 23-cent gas tax hike in 2016.

Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz did not vote on the measure, and the roughly 1,000-member trade association did not give the Assemblywoman their endorsement.

Bramnick and Munoz are facing challenges from Democrats Lisa Mandelblatt and Stacey Gunderman this year.

The district is set to host one of the year’s most competitive races. It’s one of a few where Democrats can realistically pick up seats in the legislature’s lower chamber.

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