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October, 25, 2022


New Jersey LCV Announces Non-Partisan Endorsements in Municipal Races

TRENTON – New Jersey League of Conservation Voters has announced an additional four endorsements for candidates for local non-partisan office across the state – adding to the historic number of more than 80 endorsements New Jersey LCV previously announced and highlighting the importance of environmental policy in races at every level of government.

The four non-partisan races range in size from large cities to smaller towns and underscore the breadth and attention being paid to the endorsement process: 

●      Mayor Reed Gusciora - re-election as Mayor of Trenton 

●      Kadja Manuel - Trenton at-large City Council candidate 

●      Angela Ahbez-Anderson - Asbury Park City Council candidate 

●      Jon Weber - Bradley Beach Borough Councilman 

“New Jersey LCV is proud to add to its strong slate of endorsed candidates for county and local offices across our state,” said Allison McLeod, New Jersey LCV Policy Director. “We need environmental champions at every level of government to advance policies that tackle climate change, protect open space and advance policies that protect residents’ rights to clean air and water.”

“New Jersey LCV is playing a critical role in lifting up environmental issues in small towns and big cities across New Jersey,” said Julia Somers, New Jersey LCV Board Chair. “We’re proud of a process that has identified environmental champions in our state that will help promote conservation while in office.”

Statements from the endorsed candidates follow below:

Trenton City Mayoral Race - Mayor Reed Gusciora  

"I'm proud to have received the endorsement from New Jersey LCV, and to be the pro-environment candidate in the Trenton mayoral race. Our ongoing work and advocacy for environmental remediation is essential to moving the Capital City forward."

Trenton At-Large City Council Race - Kadja Manuel 

"I'm so proud to accept the endorsement of New Jersey LCV. Environmental issues don't discriminate. It's up to all of us to make sure that we're doing our part. As councilman at-large, I will fight vigorously to ensure that we get lead out of Trenton and that we look into moving from storing our water in the reservoir to storage tanks."

Asbury Park City Council Race - Angela Ahbez-Anderson

"I am honored to have earned New Jersey LCV's endorsement of my campaign for Asbury Park City Council. I regard this as both recognition of my past work on the Asbury Park School Board in making our district more sustainable and energy-efficient, and a charge to make our city more equitable, more just, and more resilient in the face of the increasing impacts of climate change - especially to our most vulnerable residents."

Bradley Beach Borough Council Race - Councilman Jon Weber 

"I am happy to receive the endorsement of New Jersey LCV, one of the largest groups fighting for New Jersey residents and the environment in Trenton."

A full list of the New Jersey LCV endorsements can be found here.