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CAMDEN — Camden mayoral candidate Elton Custis offered his gratitude to New Jersey Working Families Alliance for their endorsement of him and his entire â€œResidents First” team in the Camden City mayoral and at-large council race, Carmen Lozada-Cooper, Carla Benson, and Hector Rojas in the June 8 primary.
â€œIt is with pride that my team and I stand shoulder to shoulder with these fighters,â€ said Elton Custis, a school advisory board member and the only board member elected off-the-line. â€œThere are no better allies statewide than New Jersey Working Families Alliance. I am honored to have their support and will continue my fight for the working families of Camden.â€
“Elton Custis won a citywide race as a Camden board of education candidate, and is now running for Mayor with his team,” New Jersey Working Families Alliance Executive Director Sue Altman, said in a statement. “He clearly has a strong base within the community, which makes him a strong and viable candidate in Camden, which is what the city needs to protect its interests from a predatory County who has attempted to remove City control over code enforcement, certain parks, and the finance department.
“Camden County — a mostly-white controlled county — wants to take everything thatâ€™s not nailed down in Camden City- a mostly Black and brown city. This is an issue of justice and equity. We are strongly behind Elton, under whose leadership this kind of pillaging will be put to a stop,” Altman said.
New Jersey Working Families is a grassroots independent political organization fighting for a government that represents the needs and values of working families. Their list of endorsed candidates can be found here.
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