County Executive Joe Di Vincenzo, who has made it his mission to beautify Essex County and improve its financial health, will announce his candidacy for a third term on December 11 from a former gritty parking deck in Newark – which under his oversight was transformed into 2.7 acre sanctuary of green. Di Vincenzo has more than a million dollars in the campaign “war chest,” according to The Star Ledger, and plenty of support.
One of DiVincenzo’s most vocal critics is David Weiner, who as president of Local 1080 of the Communications Workers of America represents about 650 welfare workers.
His membership is primed to piggyback on the re-election campaign to get their message out. He’s thinking of arming his local with their own individual pieces of sod.
“So now, you have to pay attention to us because we’re a park,” Weiner said.
Robert Bowser, mayor of East Orange, is thinking about challenging Di Vincenzo in the June primary, according to the Ledger.