Labor union IUOE Local 825 endorses Ashe-Nadrowski in Bayonne mayoral contest


The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 is endorsing Bayonne Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski in her bid to unseat Mayor Jimmy Davis.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Bayonne is an exemplary city on the forefront of the future. A city like Bayonne needs a leader to match,” IUOE Local 825 Business Manager Greg Lalevee said in a statement.

“When it comes to managing future development, stabilizing taxes, and making sure middle-class families can get ahead – Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski is the right choice and we proudly offer our full endorsement of her candidacy.”

Their endorsement comes as no surprise to observers following this race closely, since Local 825 had members canvassing with the council president on Saturday.

This is not the first time the influential union has gone against Davis, endorsing former Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell in 2018 and their super PAC, Stronger Foundations, got involved in that race.

According to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission’s (NJ ELEC) online database, Stronger Foundations is yet to file a report for any race in the state in 2022.

Headquartered in Springfield, the International Union Operating Engineers Local 825 represents more than 8,000 operating engineers throughout New Jersey and five counties of lower New York.

Ashe-Nadrowski and her ticket also notched the support of 32BJ SEIU, another well-known union labor force in the Garden State, last month.

Conversely, Davis has shored up the support of the local teachers, with both the Bayonne Public School Administrators and the Bayonne Education Association backing his team in April.

The non-partisan Bayonne municipal elections, where Dr. Mitchell Brown is again running as the anti-establishment candidate for mayor, are on May 10th, with early voting offered at City Hall on May 6th, 7th, and 8th.

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