Mayors from Burlington City and Mount Holly backing Fulop’s gubernatorial bid


The mayors from Burlington City and Mount Holly are endorsing their counterpart in Jersey City, Steven Fulop, in his 2025 bid for governor.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Mayors like Barry Conaway, Chris Banks and all of the local leaders who are supporting our campaign understand better than anyone what it takes to get things done for the people, and I’m thrilled to continue growing our campaign and announcing more support from throughout the state,” Fulop said in a statement.

“It’s exciting to earn the endorsement of two dynamic mayors from Burlington County and our campaign is committed to building a statewide organization of support that will include all corners of New Jersey.”

Fulop has now been endorsed by elected officials or party leaders representing 10 of the 21 counties in New Jersey, which also includes Atlantic City Marty Small, Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle, South Orange Mayor Sheena Collum, Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, and Summit Mayor Nora Radest.

“The progress that Mayor Fulop has brought to Jersey City is a model for communities across New Jersey and I’m so excited to join Steve’s campaign and work to elect him as our next Governor,” said Burlington City Mayor Conaway.

“I know that Steve Fulop is the right leader to continue moving our state forward and delivering the kind of leadership that our residents deserve.”

Other mayoral endorsements for the Fulop for governor campaign include Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, Hillside Mayor Dahlia Vertreese, Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach, High Bridge Mayor Michelle Lee, Lambertville Mayor Andrew Nowick, Chatham Mayor Thad Kobylarz, and Garwood Mayor Jen Blumenstock.

“As someone who just became Mayor of my community earlier this year, having Steve Fulop as a colleague I can go to for advice and counsel has been a tremendous help and I know that he will make an incredible Governor,” said Mounty Holly Mayor Banks, who represents the Burlington County Seat.

“Mayors are on the front lines of the issues facing our residents every day and I firmly believe that we need someone like Steve Fulop who understands those challenges working with us in Trenton to deliver for our residents.”

In addition to the mayoral endorsements, the Fulop campaign also has the support of Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairman Anthony Vainieri and Warren County Democratic Committee Chairman Tom Palmieri.

For the moment, Fulop is the only declared candidate for governor and other Democrats in the mix include U.S. Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-5) and Mikie Sherrill (D-11), as well as Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, former Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19).

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