Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, a former Trenton councilwoman and the Mercer County Democratic chair, is not backing anyone in the city’s mayoral election on Tuesday.
She said she has known many of the candidates for quite some and does not want to inject herself into a race between them.
But, Reynolds-Jackson did have one prediction to make.
“I’m excited about all the voters, the energy that’s in the city, so we’re looking for a large turnout this year,” she said.
When asked which way that turnout might swing, Reynolds-Jackson was silent for a slightly-awkward ten seconds before saying “next question.”
Seven candidates are seeking the post being vacated after just one term by Eric Jackson: Assemblyman Reed Gusciora; Deputy County Clerk Walker Worthy; businessman Paul Perez; city councilmembers Annette Horton-Lartigue, Alex Bethea and Duncan Harrison; and Darren Green. The contest will move to a runoff if no candidates gets 50% plus one.