Day 3 of Perez’s Silence: Will He Privatize Trenton's Water?

Trenton, NJ – Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-15) publicly asked what Paul Perez intends to do with Trenton’s water authority if he succeeds in his second attempt to become mayor. But since June 6th there has been only silence emanating from the ‘de facto Republican’s camp. The candidate refused to give a direct answer during the last debate at Mercer County College.


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Gusciora Rallies with Lt. Governor Oliver, Other Prominent Democrats

Trenton N.J. – Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D- Trenton) met yesterday with Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, State Senator Shirley K, and Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson. Turner. The Democratic leaders discussed state restrictions on Trenton’s ability to hire city workers. The Capital City is under a Memorandum of Understanding with New Jersey

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Assemblyman Gusciora: “My Only Deal is With the People of Trenton”

“Trentonians have a right to ask: What did my opponent promise Mayor Jackson in exchange for a handshake?” -  the Assemblyman continued, “This just speaks to Paul Perez's intentions while he runs for Mayor. From his flip-flopping on Governor Christie's state-building plan, his initial refusal to debate, and to his call for 'military style' policing."

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Gusciora on Naming Route 1 Bridge: “Trenton Makes Heroes” Bridge in Honor of Mercer County’s only Recipient of the Medal of Honor

Trenton, NJ – Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Trenton), honoring the men and women who served in the United States armed services, states that the Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge, which runs parallel to the Trenton Makes Bridge, should be renamed to honor the only Medal of Honor recipient that was born in the Capital City, Master Sergeant Fred William Zabitosky.  Gusciora noted that the Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces.  Since the Civil War, there have only been 3,481 recipients and only one has been issued to a Trenton native.

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Majority of Former Candidates Endorse Gusciora in Runoff

Trenton, NJ –  Mercer County Deputy Clerk Walker Worthy Jr, and Trenton City Councilman Duncan Harrison Jr. have both fully endorsed their former opponent. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Trenton) took home the second highest number of votes on May 8th. Since then, three other candidates, at least a dozen local groups, and countless Trenton voters have thrown their support behind the long-serving Trenton democrat. Only one of the original seven candidates has backed his opponent.

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1000 Homes in 1000 Days; Gusciora Will Rebuild Trenton

Trenton, NJ – Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D), candidate for Mayor of Trenton, today declared that his Administration would transform 1,000 abandoned and dilapidated houses into viable taxpaying "homes" in his first 1,000 days in office. The initiative incentivizes the use of Trenton small businesses for repairs and creates 160,000 hours of youth vocational training hours for Trenton students.

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7 candidates for Trenton mayor. 1 question about marijuana.

As State Assemblyman, I wrote, sponsored and passed the bill creating the State's medical marijuana program, and have introduced a recreational legalization bill that is deeply conscious of all the issues that underpin the legalization debate, and that provides remedies to the communities most affected by the failed War on Drugs. Without a doubt, I have been a leading public voice in the debate about marijuana in New Jersey for more than two decades, and I look forward to continuing my role in the conversation as Mayor of Trenton.

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Gusciora Administration to Seek Reinstating Trenton Recycling Program

In 1998, the City of Trenton left Mercer County’s recycling program as a means of providing additional revenues and employment opportunities for the City. The program ended in December of 2004, under questionable circumstances. Ultimately, as was ruled in 2006, the dismantling of the City of Trenton’s recycling program was politically, rather than economically or logically, motivated. Frankly, abolishing it was nonsensical – reinstating it is the only logical option for the City.

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Trenton Election Rumblings: Gusciora would reinstate recycling program; Caldwell-Wilson lands endorsements

When the City was operating the Recycling Bureau at full capacity, it employed thirty people, and generated upwards of $300,000 in revenue a year for the City,” Gusciora continued. “The most expensive equipment – the bailer, the compressor – are still sitting idle on some City-owned property. The Capital start up cost would be negligible; that revenue is real money sitting within our grasp that can be used to fund critical programs, and real jobs that can be used to support prisoner reentry, or for light-duty work for City employees.

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Gusciora on Water Works: “Action is Needed. Now.”

If I am elected, during a transition period I would seek out expertise that can be found right within our region.  As an example, Shing Fu-Hsueh, the former Mayor of West Windsor, served with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for more than 30 years as a Water Supply Administrator. He has expressed a keen interest in participating in a plan to assure that Trenton Water Works adopts the best industry practices in service to its customers. There are likely other experts as well that can help steer us towards improving our processes and operations.

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Gusciora turns to old allies in Asbury Park

“When we see something like Trenton, which is on that upswing, we want to make sure that people that we know that have that grit, that determination get elected in Trenton,” said Asbury Park Democratic Chairman Joe Grillo. “Reed has been in the assembly since 1996 and has taken no shit from anybody either, including the former governor, so that’s what we need in our cities.”

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Sierra Club Endorses Reed Gusciora for Trenton Mayor

I’m deeply honored to receive the Sierra Club’s endorsement for Mayor of Trenton. For more than two decades, in my role as Assemblyman for the 15th District, I have worked closely with them in order to make New Jersey a national leader in progressive environmental policy. Trenton has more than its fair share of problems, and as a result, environmental concerns can fall by the wayside. The next Mayor will be left to deal with these problems. As someone who has been a strong voice for environmental policy at the State level, I know I can expeditiously address these problems once I take office.

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Trenton Election Rumblings: Former Sen. Inverso, a prominent Republican, endorses Gusciora

Reed Gusciora has shown he is a sincere public servant who is motivated by doing the right thing. I believe he will be the right mayor to get the state to fund its obligations and the right Mayor to implement the plan to make Trenton a great Capital City. Reed is honest, hard-working and independent and tough minded enough to ward off any influence from an entrenched political machine which might attempt to dilute his drive to “Lift Trenton Together.”

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Victory Fund Endorses 35 More LGBTQ Candidates for 2018, Spotlights Four New Historic Races

“We have an unprecedented number of LGBTQ leaders running for office this cycle and are on-track to endorse more candidates than at any time in our 27-year history,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. “Our candidates are the authentic, values-driven leaders America desperately needs right now. They are leaders committed to equality, but also to addressing the bread and butter issues that are too often ignored by today’s politicians. Victories for our candidates on Election Night can have a profound impact on millions of Americans’ lives.”

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