UNION – State Senator Nicholas Scutari (LD-22), today endorsed Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan for Senate in the 20th legislative district. Scutari’s endorsement is the latest Cryan has received for the open Senate seat, following current Senator Ray Lesniak’s decision to run for governor, and follows Union County Chairman Jerry Green, Democratic State Chairman John Currie, 20th district Assembly members Annette Quijano and Jamel Holley, Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and NJSPA President Patrick Colligan, among many others.
“Senator Lesniak has a decades long record of outstanding service on behalf of the people in the 20th district,” saidScutari. “He has been a friend for those he represents, he has been a friend to me, and he will be missed in the Senate.”
Scutari continued, “Joe Cryan will be a worthy successor to Ray Lesniak. Joe has proven himself a dedicated public servant and a tenacious fighter and I know he will hit the ground running for middle class taxpayers throughout the district. Having worked with Joe when he was in the General Assembly and then as the County Sheriff, I know first hand how hard he works every day on behalf of working class families and he has my full endorsement to be the next State Senator in the 20th District."