Bucco Backs Bergen’s Call for Budget Stance and Calls Bhimani and Draeger’s Lack of Response “Deafening”

Senator Anthony Bucco

BOONTON — Assemblyman Anthony Bucco released the following statement regarding his opponents’ failure to respond to Brian Bergen’s call to reveal where they stand on the Democratic budget:

“One week ago yesterday, I voted no on a budget that paid out hundreds of millions of our tax dollars to special interests, raised spending by over a billion dollars, and cut millions in funding to our local schools. It was an easy vote for me, and I’d imagine an easy choice for Brian as well,” said Bucco. “While it doesn’t surprise me that Brian’s straightforward call for Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger to reveal their stance on the budget was met with canned talking points lying about my record, their silence on the question itself is deafening.”

“Make no mistake – Bhimani and Draeger are caught in the middle of the complete and total Democratic breakdown in Trenton which is why they won’t answer, scared to offend either side. But that’s not leadership. Morris and Somerset County taxpayers are smart and deserve to know where they stand. It’s time my opponents come clean with the hardworking people of the 25th district.”

Anthony Bucco has dedicated a lifetime to serving others – including as a 39-year volunteer fireman, longtime Rotarian, and founding member of Daytop NJ – to his role today serving as a commonsense, bipartisan voice in the State Assembly. As a municipal law expert, he works for better policies to control property taxes, and has been a leading voice in Trenton to make New Jersey more affordable for families and businesses. Anthony is a cancer survivor and proud family man, with six children and thtee grandkids.