The Communication Workers of America (CWA), one of New Jersey’s most prominent and progressive unions, has endorsed Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora for re-election in November’s nonpartisan contest.
“I’ve been fortunate to know Reed Gusciora long before he became mayor, and even before he represented Trenton’s working families in the State Assembly,” CWA NJ state director Fran Ehret said in a statement. “I’m hard-pressed to think of someone more decent and who cares more about economic & social justice, revitalizing our Capital City and simply helping people.”
Gusciora is running against two city councilmembers, Council President Kathy McBride and Councilwoman Robin Vaughn, both of whom have drawn major fire for their offensive comments and their refusal to work with Gusciora’s administration.
The CWA also endorsed two of its own members for seats on the city council: Taiwanda Terry-Wilson for an at-large seat and Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg for the South Ward. All seven seats on the council are up this year and six have no incumbent running, meaning the council will look very different no matter what come 2023.
“The thousands of CWA members who live and work in Trenton are ready to hit the streets in support of Mayor Gusciora, as well as on behalf of our CWA sisters Jenna Figueroa Kettenberg and Taiwanda Terry-Wilson,” CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor said. “These people stand for decency and a progressive, prosperous Trenton for all.”