The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 is taking sides in the Republican primary for mayor of Parsippany, endorsing former Mayor Jamie Barberio.
“Jamie Barberio was one of the strongest local development and infrastructure champions the members of 825 had in New Jersey during his time as mayor,” said Greg Lalevee, the union’s business manager. “He made great strides in putting Parsippany Troy-Hills on the map as one of our states great places to live, work and raise a family.”
Barberio was defeated in his bid for re-election to a third term in 2017 by Democrat Michael Soriano. In his bid to regain his old post, Barberio must first get by his GOP primary opponent, Louis Valori, the Parsippany Republican Municipal Chairman and a former councilman.
“We have no doubt in the type of municipal leader he will be once again,” Lalevee said.
Lalevee also endorsed Barberio’s two council candidates, Frank Neglia and Deborah Orme.