New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 334, the union for Hudson County sheriff’s officers, have come out in support of Craig Guy for county executive.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I am confident that Craig is the right person for the job because he has shown a lifelong commitment to public safety and to supporting organized labor,” PBA Local 334 President Rob Cronick said in a statement.
“Not only has he already achieved great things for the county during his time in government, but his long career in law enforcement gives him the experience and perspective to work with us to make Hudson County safer for all residents.”
Guy, the chief of staff to Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, is a retired Jersey City police lieutenant and both of their unions – along with the Hudson County Fraternal Order of Police – have endorsed him as well.
“I’m so honored to be endorsed by PBA Local 334, because these hardworking men and women do the work every day to keep our communities safe,” explained Guy.
“As a retired police officer I know what kind of sacrifices our first responders make and it’s critical to give them the support, staffing and equipment needed to do their job well and protect the people of our county.”
Guy has the backing of the Hudson County Democratic Organization, Gov. Phil Murphy (D), U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ), state Senate President Nick Scutari (D-22), and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) for the June 6th primary.
In that race, he faces a challenger in progressive activist Eleana Little.