Council candidates file suit against city clerk

March 15, 2018

Newark, NJ--Five Newark council candidates have filed suit against the City of Newark Clerk's Office and City Clerk Kenneth Louis, alleging they are wrongfully being barred from getting certified and claiming voter suppression.

Council-at-Large candidates David Walsh, Shakima Thomas and Donna Jackson, South Ward candidate Wilbur Ross and East Ward candidate Debra Salters ...

Candidates certified for Newark municipal election showdown

The stage is set for the Newark municipal election, with 39 candidates now officially certified for the upcoming electoral contest.

The entire council slates for incumbent Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and his mayoral race challenger, Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins made it on the ballot for the May 8 election as of today, according to a list provided by the City Clerk's ...

Essex County State Legislative Delegation officially endorses Baraka for mayor

Newark, NJ—The Essex County State Legislative Delegation announced their endorsement Monday of Mayor Ras Baraka in the City of Newark’s 2018 mayoral race.

Elected leaders endorsing Baraka include Sen. Ronald Rice, Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, Sen. Richard Codey and Sen. Nia Gill.

Other leaders endorsing Baraka as part of the delegation include State Assembly members Ralph ...

Baraka, with Booker, files petitions in Newark for reelection bid 

NEWARK, NJ—Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, joined by former Newark mayor and current U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), filed his petitions to officially get on the ballot for his 2018 reelection, raining paper on City Hall in a show of incumbent-favored force.

"The people of this city liked me four years ago, and you have shown me that you want more," Baraka said to a crowd of more ...

Chaneyfield Jenkins officially certified as Newark mayoral candidate 

Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins became the first mayoral candidate to be officially certified to be on the ballot for the upcoming 2018 municipal elections, according to her campaign. 

“I’m pleased to announce that as of [Monday, Feb. 5] I am officially certified as a candidate for Mayor of Newark," said Chaneyfield Jenkins. "I want to ...

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