Stack heading to Roselle tomorrow to help GOTV for mayor in tightly contested race


State Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack is heading to Roselle tomorrow to help get out the vote for Mayor Donald Shaw, who is in a tightly contested Democratic primary with former Assemblyman Jamel Holley.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Shaw, who won a special election in November 2020, has the support of the Roselle Democratic Committee, who endorsed his running mates Isabel Sousa and Delia Ware-Tibbs, for the 1st and 3rd Ward council seats, respectively.

Holley also served as mayor between 2012 and 2015 before winning a special election to the state Assembly in the 20th Legislative District, where he served until losing a primary challenge to state Senator Joe Cryan in 2021.

While Stack, also the Senate Judiciary Committee chair, has no direct ties to the roughly 23,000-person Union County borough, state Senate President Nick Scutari (D-22) is also the president of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Scutari endorsed Stack and six other legislative candidates on the June 6th ballot back in January, when the Hudson County Democratic Organization made their endorsements in the 32nd and 33rd Legislative Districts official, along with county executive.

Gov. Phil Murphy (D), U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (D-NJ), as well as U.S. Rep. Rob Menendez (D-8) also joined in the endorsements, despite none of those legislative races being contested.

Earlier this month, Stack was widely credited with helping former U.S. Rep. Albio Sires once again become mayor in West New York, making the presence of his campaign army felt for several months in the neighboring North Hudson municipality.

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  1. Stack should stay away, he relies on 10’s of millions in extraodinary special aid as he intentionally depresses his town so he can stay in power

    Maybe he should pay them back before he imposes his budget tactics on others?