Paterson Council President Davis endorses re-election of Gov. Christie
By Max Pizarro | May 21st, 2013 - 3:04pm
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A Democratic Party Leader in one of New Jersey’s largest and most Democratic cities, Paterson Council President Anthony Davis today threw his support behind Gov. Chris Christie.  

"Governor Christie believes in putting progress before politics and knows that’s what people in every part of New Jersey expect from their leaders,” said Davis, standing with Christie in the First Ward’s D’Classico Restaurant. “I know that he cares about Paterson and our unique issues – not as a Democratic, Republican or Independent city, but because he believes in a government that acts for all of its citizens. And I know that because he has built relationships that have nothing do with politics and everything to do with leadership and solving problems.”

Davis cited the governor’s attention to key reforms, including changes to New Jersey’s teacher tenure system, mandatory drug court for nonviolent offenders, and gun buyback initiatives led by the Christie Administration.

“That’s what real leadership means and that is how Governor Christie has conducted himself in office,” Davis said. “It has given people hope for what can be done when it comes to the tough issues that we face in communities in Paterson and across New Jersey - keeping our communities safe, creating jobs for our families, and breaking the cycle of drug addiction and imprisonment. New Jersey needs that leadership for four more years and I’m proud to endorse Governor Christie for re-election to help see that we get it.”

The Christie campaign absorbed what they interpreted as a significant endorsement. 

“We are building a broad-based, inclusive campaign that is reflective of how I have approached doing the job of governor,” Christie said. “When the people of this state gave me this job, it was with a mandate to fix what was broken, and that included not only the pressing issues before us, but the underlying partisan dysfunction in our government. Anthony is the type of leader who understood what we were trying to do – simply get things done for the people we represent. I thank Anthony for displaying that type of leadership, for his courage to stand and work together, and for his support today and in this campaign.”

Davis joined a growing list of Democratic elected officials who are Christie backers, including Burlington City Mayor Jim Fazzone, Manville Mayor Angelo Corradino, Chesilhurst Mayor Michael Blunt, Harrison Mayor Ray McDonough, Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long and all eight members of the Harrison City Council. 

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"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile

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