Reynolds-Jackson not endorsing in Trenton race

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

Reynolds-Jackson plans to keep county chair role

Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-Trenton) plans to stay on as Mercer County Democratic Committee chairwoman now that she’s in the statehouse. “We've done a lot of great things here in the county trying to make sure we keep all of our Democratic people in office, and I think we want to continue along,” Reynolds-Jackson said. “We have a good coalition to do that” Reynolds-Jackson won a special election for the 15th

Reynolds-Jackson wins Assembly seat

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, a Trenton City Councilwoman and the Mercer County Democratic chair, defeated Freeholder Anthony Verrelli in a special election for the New Jersey State Assembly. Reynolds-Jackson will replace Elizabeth Muoio, who was appointed State Treasurer by Gov. Phil Murphy. Reynolds-Jackson won by a vote of 94-77, a 55%-45% margin on the second ballot after West Windsor Councilwoman Ayesha Hamilton backed on on the second ballot. The special election convention will

Report: Gusciora may run for mayor

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora is mulling a bid for Mayor of Trenton this spring, if incumbent Eric Jackson declines to seek re-election.  The Trentonian was the first to break this story. There has been speculation for weeks that Jackson doesn’t want a second term, and that talk expanded on Tuesday when the one-term mayor was a no-show at Gov. Phil Murphy’s inauguration. Gusciora was on a PoliticsDW short list of potential

Short List for Trenton mayoral candidates

Speculation that Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson will not seek re-election to a second term, first reported by InsiderNJ, has led some Democratic insiders to quickly build a short list to replace him:  Councilwoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson, the Mercer County Democratic Chair; Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Trenton); businessman Paul Perez, who lost to Jackson four years ago; and Councilman Alex Bethea. Jackson won in 2014 after defeating Perez in a runoff by