Thomas Bushnauskas, Council Candidate for Hawthorne’s Second Ward, was recently featured in the "Insider 100: Millennials" list published by InsiderNJ.  The publication is "a listing of the most influential up-and-comers in New Jersey politics" according to the description by Insider NJ. "This is the under-35 club eager to make a mark on a largely stagnant ecosystem domineered by people who have already been around for decades," the publication read.  "This list is less a power list proper, with names arranged from one to 100 according to a strict observance of power, bureaucratic or otherwise. Rather, it is a conveyance of gathering strength; a harbinger of worlds to come. Some of the names here have also been around for years, but mostly they signify a collection of energy whose best days are ahead."

Bushnauskas, when asked about being listed, responded, "On this list are some very influential people, and I honored to be listed with them. I congratulate them as well. I am humbled and grateful for this recognition."

Bushnauskas, who is seeking the council seat in Ward 2 of Hawthorne, has recently been endorsed by a local union for his campaign and he is awaiting a further endorsements on both the local and state level.

A complete list of the 100 Millennials can be found at