For Supporters of Ron Rice Now Is the Time For Action

In just six weeks the CD 10 Special and Regular primary will determine the November election outcome as no Republican can win in this district. Of the four key Democratic candidates, the most progressive is West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice. He is in a tough battle against Newark Council President and Essex County Freeholder Donald Payne, Jr. who has the Essex County party line, State Senator Nia Gill (Montclair) who has the Hudson County party line, and Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith. In Union County there will be an open primary.

For supporters of Ron Rice now is the time for action. In recent days he has gained endorsements of Newark Councilmen Ras Baraka and Darrin Sharif, former Newark Councilwoman Bessie Walker, Assemblyman and former West Orange Mayor John McKeon (D-27), and West Orange Councilmen Sal Anderton and Victor Cirilo. A key endorser is former Governor and current Essex County Senator Dick Codey who says, "Ron's record of progressive ideas, and his willingness and ability to take on the tough issues and be steadfast and resilient in the face of staunch opposition is precisely what we need right now in Washington."

You can attend tomorrow night's reception at The Spring Lake Manor in Spring Lake, hosted by Monmouth County's Vin Gopal. An open bar will be available for donations including Supporter ($150), Friend ($300), and Co-Host ($500). RSVP to or call 732-299-5625.

Another event will be held on May 1 at Rio Rodizio, 1034 McCarter Hwy. Newark. Honorary Chairs of the event are Senator Dick Codey and Newark Senator Ronald L. Rice (father of Ron Rice.) The requested minimum donation is $150 at the door or online here. For further information you can send an e-mail to

During these critical weeks Ron Rice needs your help. In this race with four veteran Democratic elected officials, and county Democratic machines promoting their own favorites, Ron needs more volunteers and donations. According to the Federal Election Report through March 31, neither Payne nor Smith has filled a financial report, but Senator Gill has raised more money and is outspending Ron Rice. You can visit his campaign office at 845 Sandford Avenue, Newark to volunteer. You can donate to his campaign here. You can visit his website.

origin Blog: 
origin Author: 
Showing 0 comments