BOONTON — Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) received the endorsement of the New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council (NJBCTC), representing more than 100 local unions and 13 local trades councils across New Jersey.
“I am proud and honored to stand with thousands of working families throughout the building trades who understand the importance business-friendly state policies that encourage economic development and create jobs,” said Bucco. “I’m committed in the fight to make New Jersey more affordable and competitive, while advancing vital issues including transportation infrastructure, practical energy policies, apprenticeships, and more.”
Only 15% of the NJBCTC endorsements went to Republican candidates statewide, demonstrating Bucco’s bipartisan appeal and working towards common sense solutions that keep New Jersey moving forward.
“Assemblyman Bucco is a tireless advocate for New Jersey’s workers and their families. He cuts through all of the noise and achieves results,” said Anthony Abrantes, Senior Union Official with Carpenters Local 254 and the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters. “We need more fighters like him in Trenton – it’s imperative we send him back to continue fighting on our behalf.”
“We’re proud to stand with our friend Anthony Bucco who fights everyday to make New Jersey more affordable and more competitive for business – helping to keep our members working and providing for their families,” added Patrick Delle Cava, Business Manager for IBEW Local 102.
The endorsement is a setback for the two Democratic challengers hoping to secure support in their fledgling campaigns. Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger have signaled they will be a rubber stamp for Phil Murphy’s out-of-touch priorities, that will drive up taxes and costs, slow job growth and hurt working families. For example, in a 2017 campaign tweet, Bhimani said she wanted to be part of a “veto-proof majority” for Phil Murphy, and has embraced his radical energy plans that will drive up energy costs for New Jersey families and seniors.
“I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of workers who make our communities better places to live,” added Bucco.