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

Jackson to announce re-election plans

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson is expected to announce today that he will not seek re-election to a second term.  Retirement rumors have been following Jackson for weeks.  He is scheduled to make an announcement regarding his political future at 1 PM today. Sources say that Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Trenton) will announce his own candidacy if Jackson says he's not running.  A large field of candidates for the post is expected

Gusciora applauds Murphy order

One of the sponsors of New Jersey’s medical marijuana law is lauding Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order to find ways to increase accessibility to patients in need. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Trenton) criticized Murphy’s predecessor, Chris Christie, for constructing regulations that were “unnecessarily burdensome and restrictive, and prevented both doctors and patients from becoming registered and accessing this valuable medication.” “I’m thrilled that Governor Murphy will seek to reverse this trend

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