The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates our sisters and brothers who have taken on new titles and responsibilities in 2020. The AFL-CIO takes pride in their accomplishments and is deeply grateful for their service to Garden State working families as elected and appointed officials.
In Stratford, brother Steve Gandy of IBEW 351 took his place on the Borough Council on Jan. 7, 2020, to fill a newly vacant seat.
Congratulations, Steve, and best wishes for success as you help guide your hometown.
The 2019 election marks 1,084 rank-and-file union member victories within our labor candidates program. And throughout the state, union members elected to office are stepping into leadership positions.
These sisters and brothers were selected to be mayor by their council or committee peers in the first days of January 2020:
- Jake Bruno of IBEW 210, Franklin Township, Gloucester County
- Chris Carney of IUOE 825, Frankford
- James Gorman of IUOE 68, Galloway Township
- Jason Jones of IBEW 269, Mount Holly
- Teresa Kelly of CWA 1040, Buena Vista
- Jim Kownacki of LIUNA 172, Lawrence
- Robert Lane of IUPAT 711, Neptune
- Art Schenker of UA 322, Hamilton
- Mike Vizzard of IBEW 351, Commercial Township
- Claire Volpe of UFCW 1360, Maple Shade
- Anthony Zeno of IBEW 456, Eastampton
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates program is one-of-a-kind, helping to achieve labor representation across every level of New Jersey government since 1997. These victories would not have been possible without the continuous and generous support of our affiliates, Central Labor Councils, and Building Trades Councils.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO thanks all of these public servants for their devotion to our shared values of solidarity, fairness and service. Godspeed in 2020 and throughout the new decade.