Union Sister Rue Ryan Wins Close Election for Lumberton Council

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to congratulate our sister, Rue Ryan, a member of CWA Local 1036, for her election to the Lumberton Township Committee. Another example that every vote counts, on Election Night this election was too close to call and went down to provisional and mail-in ballots. After all the ballots were tabulated, sister Ryan was declared the winner by 9 votes!


This election marks 1,083 rank-and-file union member victories within our labor candidates program. This victory marks our 52nd win this year and brings our 2019 win rate to an astonishing 78%. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates program is best-in-class, 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 once again congratulates Rue Ryan for her victory and applauds her efforts to benefit the community she represents.

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