The Mercer County Central Labor Council today endorsed Dan Benson for Mercer County Executive.
Benson, an assemblyman from Hamilton, is challenging five-term incumbent Brian Hughes in the Democratic primary.
“Dan has been a labor champion for 20 years, and as County Executive, he will protect worker rights, uplift economic development, and move the county forward for all families,” said Mercer AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Mike Maloney.
Benson and Hughes have been battling for labor endorsements. Hughes has scored support from twelve building trades locals in Mercer County and from Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Hamilton), Benson’s running mate, and the Mercer/Burlington Counties Building and Construction Trades Council. Benson has the backing of the Communications Workers of America, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and the New Jersey State PBA.
“As County Executive, I will ensure that working people receive the respect they deserve from our government, and we will invest in projects that create strong labor jobs,” Benson said. “We are working to bring back good government and transparency to Mercer County, and I’m proud to have the Mercer CLC on our team.