Essex County Building Trades Council Endorses Lester Taylor for Mayor of East Orange

(East Orange) – Today, the Essex County Building Trades Council announced their endorsement of Lester Taylor for mayor of East Orange. Representing 20,000 workers who are employed by thousands of local general and specialty contractors, the Building Trades Council is proudly supporting Lester Taylor in the June 4th Democratic primary.

“Lester Taylor has the experience East Orange needs to create good jobs and attract the kind of responsible economic development that is going to make East Orange a better place to live and work,” said Martin J. Schwartz, President of the Building Trades Council. “Faced with skyrocketing property taxes, failing schools, high crime and unemployment, East Orange working families are demanding new leadership. Lester understands what working families are going through, knows how to bring people together to solve these pressing challenges and has the vision to lead East Orange in the right direction.”

“I am honored to have the support of the 20,000 members of the Building Trades Council,” said Lester Taylor. “Our working families are the foundation of our city and right now they deserve better leadership. That’s why it is time for a change. I am always going to put our families first and fight tirelessly to make our city safer, revitalize our business districts to put our residents back to work and hold the line on taxes and partner with parents, teachers and administrators to turn around our failing schools.”

Lester Taylor, 39, has built a statewide reputation as an attorney who has helped rehabilitate communities, cities and schools. He and his wife Bibi, a lifelong resident of East Orange, are raising three young children, 2, 4 and 14. As a father and a taxpayer, Lester Taylor has the experience and commitment to make East Orange a great place to work and raise a family.

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