Councilman Andre Sayegh and former school board member Lilisa Mimms have received the backing of the Passaic County Building and Construction Trades Council.
Councilman Alex Mendez landed the top spot on the mayoral section while Zellie Thomas is number one on the council at-large portion of the May municipal election ballot. Both men received the top spots following a lottery at City Hall on Monday morning.
The three available at-large council seats attracted 15 candidates on Monday afternoon. Of the three at-large seats only one is being defended.
Longtime councilman Kenneth Morris, a consensus builder and finance wonk, has decided against running for re-election.
School board member Flavio Rivera secured several key endorsements on Thursday night in his bid for an at-large city council seat during a campaign kick-off fundraiser attended by close allies and political supporters.
Former longtime councilman Aslon Goow threw his hat in the ring for one of the three available at-large council seats this week.
Former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman kicked off his campaign for an at-large seat before hundreds of supporters at St. Gerard Church on Saturday night promising to champion measures to curb crime, halt tax increases, and boost recreation spending.