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Working Families backs Surrency re-election bid

By David Wildstein, June 16 2020 4:37 pm

New Jersey Working Families has endorsed Cumberland County Freeholder Jack Surrency for re-election, along with candidates for local office in Piscataway.

Surrency is running off-the-line after being denied party support for a second term.  Working Families is also backing his running mates, former Freeholder Donna M. Pearson, and Tracey Wells-Huggins.

The grassroots progressive group had already announced their endorsement of Amy Kennedy for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district.  Kennedy is bracketed with the Surrency team on the Cumberland County primary ballot.

In Piscataway, Working Families is backing Bill Irwin for mayor and Ralph Johnson, Nikki Tillman, and Laura Leibowitz for council in the Democratic primary.

“The team of Irwin, Johnson, Tillman, and Leibowitz will be a model for progressive, responsive service when elected to Mayor and town council. Piscataway deserves strong leaders and public servants,” said New Jersey Working Families director Sue Altman.And Surrency, Pearson, and Wells-Huggins will bring independent leadership and public accountability that has long been lacking in Cumberland County.”

Working Families is also backing Arati Kreibich, a Glen Rock councilwoman challenging two-term Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) in the 5th district Democratic primary.

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