CARTERET-On the heels of a Labor Day holiday celebrating the American worker, Carteret Councilwoman Susan Naples and Councilman Randy Krum welcomed the endorsement of their re-election campaign by local labor unions in the borough.
Members of the Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) and American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have chosen to officially throw their support behind the Democratic ticket.
“As part of the Reiman administration, Susan and Randy have turned Carteret around, and our membership as organized labor and as residents of the Borough of Carteret join in supporting their re-election efforts. Even as the Governor and his administration try to blame hard-working, middle-class families for their economic woes, the team in Carteret has proven that fiscally sound policies and good labor-management relations are not mutually exclusive,“ said Joe Golino, president of AFSCME local #2291
Leaders of the unions spoke glowingly of the pair, praising Naples and Krum for the town’s progress over the past nine years.
“During Sue and Randy’s tenure, we have had an unprecedented level of cooperation between labor and management, something that has become a rarity in today’s political climate. They have always been steadfast proponents of quality public safety. We have been able to offer innovative new programs to the taxpayers, at no additional cost, because of their ‘safety first’ attitudes. Randy and Sue have nurtured our programs so only the best service is delivered to our residents,” said Mark Hruska President of FMBA Local #67. “I look forward to our continued productive relationship.”
Naples and Krum are both seeking 4th terms. The endorsements are seen as key in solidifying the team’s base, even as many state level unions are passing on endorsing Democratic officials associated with the Christie pension reform bill.
They are being challenged by Republicans Steven Pinchak and Kevin Urban.
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