Garden State Equality announced its endorsements for the May 8, 2018, New Jersey non-partisan municipal elections. While most of the candidates endorsed are LGBT, the others are considered excellent allies to the LGBT community, said GSE in the announcement.
The candidates receiving endorsements from GSE are:
- Czezre Adams for Newark City Council
- Ras Baraka for Mayor of Newark
- Reed Gusciora for Mayor of Trenton
- Alexandra Harwin for Ridgewood Village Council
- Elvin Montero for Trenton City Council
- Jason O’Donnell for Mayor of Bayonne
GSE asserts that each of the candidates has a clear and defined history of working with and supporting issues of importance to the LGBT community. In marriage equality, anti-bullying laws, flying the pride flag, or engaging in proactive discussions on how to best achieve true equality and fairness, the candidates are supportive. Therefore, “for the LGBT community, these individuals have shown they are committed to the cause of LGBT rights.”
“We carefully selected the candidates. And we feel they will uphold the goals and ideals we fight for every day,” said Christian Fuscarino, executive director of Garden State Equality. “GSE is proud to support them and we look forward to working with them toward a more equal New Jersey.”
Various municipalities across the state of New Jersey hold non-partisan elections on May 8.