Team Baraka – who are they?

for Central Ward CouncilwomanVOTE 3-C

Meet Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins – Gayle is a native of Newark’s Central Ward and has over 20 years of experience in public policy, economic and community development and marketing.She spent three years as a banquet manager for the New Community Corporation and was later Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Babyland Family Services, the oldest and largest early childhood education institution in New Jersey.
Councilwoman Who Made A Difference – As Councilwoman-at-large, Gayle was a leader in creating economic opportunity, addressing health and safety disparities and improving education. Gayle was instrumental in establishing the Newark Environmental Opportunity Zone, Small Business Loan Programs, the Newark Downtown Special Improvement District, and Lincoln Park Cultural District. She served as Chairperson of the Newark Municipal Arena Committee.
An Agenda to Transform Our City – As your Central Ward Council Member, Gayle will work tirelessly to help create a government that WORKS for Central Ward residents and businesses. Gayle will focus on implementing real community policing; creating Faith-Awareness and safe haven networks designed to deter crime; and developing partnerships between City Hall and local businesses to create good jobs for our residents.

for Councilman-At-LargeVOTE 17-B
Meet Pat Council -As Pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Pat Council leads a food distribution program with meals for over 500 families a month. He brings healing and help to those in despair. The parents of three children, Pat and his wife Alicia were chosen as Parents of the year by the National Parents Council.
Educator -Pat served as a third grade teacher for years, and currently he is the Coordinator of Athletics for Newark Public Schools. He served as Vice President of the Newark Public School Advisory Board where he monitored an 850 million dollar budget and help secure funding for renovation of Untermann Field, Ron G.Stone Gymnasium, Malcolm X Shabazz and School Stadium. Pat is President of the Newark Pre-School Council, the largest Head Start organization in New Jersey.
Community Activist – Pat is a change agent fighting for the services and needs of others. Co-founder of the Jackie Robinson Little League and founder of the Jackie Robinson Pop-Warner football/cheer program, he has provided recreational opportunities for Newark families. Pat has been a PTA member and a vocal leader against the violence and lack of jobs in our community.

for Councilwoman-At-LargeVOTE 16-B

Meet Mildred Crump – A longtime community activist, Mildred has been a consummate and consistent advocate for women, children, senior citizens, the disabled, working families and those in need. She is not ashamed to declare that “she loves God” and is an active member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Newark.
Making History – Mildred C. Crump was Newark’s first African-American Councilwoman. She brought a much-needed female perspective to our City Council. In 2006, she was elected as the first female President of the City Council and serves as President of the Council today. In an earlier first, she became the first African-American Braille teacher in New Jersey.
National Leader, Community Activist – Mildred serves as President of the National Women in Municipal Government, on the Advisory Council of the National League of Cities, and was Vice-Chairperson of the National Democratic Municipal Officials. In Newark, She is the past President of Integrity House, Vice-Chairperson of the Bridge to Recovery, past President of Habitat for Humanity, Newark and a leader in many other community organizations.

for South Ward CouncilmanVOTE 1-C

Meet John Sharpe James – Like his father before him, John is dedicated to improving the quality of life and opportunities in the city where he was born. A graduate of Morehouse College and Rutgers School of Law and a Newark homeowner, he is a hard
working community leader in the South Ward. John is President of the South Ward Police Community Relations Council and has served as Emergency Operations Director at the Essex County Hospital Center.
War Hero – John courageously fought for our county in Afghanistan and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal after being wounded in action. He will fight just as hard for the people of our neighborhoods. John is a Retired Major in the New Jersey Army National Guard and Commander of an American Legion Post.
Councilman with Big Plans for Our Future – As a Newark Councilman-At-Large, John has a strategy to build a brighter future for our city: More jobs for Newark residents. More police walking through our neighborhoods. Increased educational opportunities. Help in stopping home foreclosures. Expanded recreation and senior citizen programs and lower property taxes.

for North Ward CouncilmanVOTE 1-C

Meet Luis Lopez – Luis Lopez has lived in the North Ward for 38 years. He is married to Awilda Olive and has three daughters and a son. With degrees from Seton Hall University and Puerto Rico’s Inter American University, Luis is a long- time educator. He has been a School Principal, Bilingual Teacher and Adjunct Professor at Kean University and Essex County College.
Turned Around Failing Schools – As principal of the North Ward’s Roberto Clemente School, Luis dramatically increased math and English test scores. Under his leadership, Broadway Junior High School was renamed Luis Munoz Marin Middle School.
Created Sports Opportunities for Our Children – Luis was a founder of the Roberto Clemente Baseball League. He has coordinated local baseball, softball and basketball teams that travel to Puerto Rico and throughout the United States. He helped in the restoration of the Branch Brook Park recreational facilities.

for West Ward CouncilmanVOTE 2-C

Meet Joseph (Joe) A. McCallum – Joe was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He is a graduate of Belmont-Runyon Grammar School, Clinton Place Junior High School, andMalcolm X Shabazz High School. Joe served in the Air Force and upon leaving the military he went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Senior Aide to Councilman Ron Rice – Joe operates the office of Councilman Rice where he assists the Councilman in securing more police patrols in our neighborhoods and he also helps families with problems involving housing, jobs and senior services. He works with Councilman Rice on his legislative programs which include initiatives to fight crime, create jobs, stabilize property taxes and stop foreclosures. When Joe is elected to the City Council, he will be able to hit the ground running!
Helping the Most Vulnerable –Joe has volunteered at the Veterans Hospital for over 18 years working with Veterans suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder, mental illness and drug addiction. His compassion and work ethic is indicative of his service to the West Ward community.

for Councilman-At-LargeVOTE 18-B

Meet Eddie Osborne – Eddie is a union leader and lifelong Newark resident. He is a community-centered leader who works hard to improve public safety, create family-supporting careers for residents, and improve quality of life through economic development.
Fighter for Working People – Eddie is the Director of Government Relations for the Laborers’ International Union. He played an instrumental role in ensuring that Newark’s building boom benefits Newark residents by spearheading the passage of the law that mandates the use of union labor and the hiring of Newark residents on development projects. The law also gives residents training in a local pre-apprenticeship program. All the new jobs are well-paying and family-sustaining with good benefits.
Fighter for Newark – No stranger to public service, Eddie serves as a Commissioner on the Newark Housing Authority and oversees such important projects as the new Baxter Park in the Central Ward which includes 90 affordable housing apartments–all modern–retail space and public park space. He is helping the Housing Authority give residents more options by shifting to a voucher system instead of the traditional public housing model.

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