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Run-Off Mayoral Election Set For Trenton

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Trenton’s Former Mayor, Tony Mack, is off to prison due to corruption during his time in office. There was an election held to see who will replace him. The mayoral race started with six candidates, Jim Golden, Eric Jackson, Oliver “Bucky” Leggett, Kathy McBride, Paul Perez, and Walker Worthy Jr. However, there was not a majority vote to declare a winner, so now it’s down to the top two candidates.

Eric Jackson and Paul Perez will face-off in a run-off election on Tuesday June 10th with hopes of becoming the next Mayor of Trenton. Jackson is the leading candidate with 30% in the first election while Perez received 20%.

Local leader, Earlie Harrell, also known as “The Almighty Blood Messiah”, is a high ranking member of a local blood gang set. He chimed in to discuss both candidates and the idea of a run-off election.

“Well it’s like almost every other election; you got the guys coming out and stating their politics. I know enough to weigh in on it, right now it seems we have Eric Jackson who will represent the African American community and then you will have Paul Perez who will represent the Latin Community,” he said.

However, the local community fears that these candidates are just politicians, who aren’t trying to fix the problems in the streets. Trenton is working on rebuilding the community and inner cities but Harrell believes that there will be a disconnect between whoever gets elected and the local area.

“Once they get in office, they are bombarded by the office itself, now they have to restructure the whole thing in order to fix and to even start addressing the Trenton problems,” he stated.


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