TRENTON, NJ -- Today, mayoral candidate Walker Worthy, Jr. received a big endorsement from former Mercer County Executive Robert Prunetti. The announcement took place outside of Arm and Hammer Park, which Prunetti played a leading role in building and opening in 1994, during his first term in office. Introducing Prunetti was former Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer, who worked closely with Mercer County and specifically Prunetti, to make the park a reality.
"I'm pleased that my dear friend and colleague Bob Prunetti has thrown his support behind Walker Worthy, Jr. Certainly Bob knows what Trenton needs, since he was instrumental in bringing the Trenton Thunder to Arm and Hammer Park,” said Mayor Palmer. “A graduate of Trenton Central High School, Bob never forgot where he came from and worked very hard to make Trenton a better place. Bob endorsing Walker says a lot about Walker’s leadership, vision and ability to bring people together.”
Mayor Palmer broke boundaries in 1990 to become Trenton’s first African American mayor. During his five terms as Mayor, he improved city services and resources available to the city. He and County Executive Prunetti worked hand in hand to develop the Trenton Workforce Development Initiative Summer Youth Employment Program that began in 2016.
“I grew up in Trenton, and I want people today to have the same opportunities available to Trentonians when I was growing up. We need to make sure this is Trenton’s turn, and we need leadership to make that happen,” said County Executive Prunetti. “Just as Mayor Palmer restored people's faith in Trenton’s ability to be a driving economic force in New Jersey, Walker, too, will fight for Trenton’s future. I know he will reach out to Democrats, Republicans, whatever it takes to bring Trenton back to economic prosperity.”
“I am proud to accept the endorsement of County Executive Prunetti, as well as Mayor Palmer, who demonstrated the importance of collaboration and shared services in uplifting the city of Trenton and all of Mercer County, together,” said Worthy. “It takes teamwork to make a city operate, and your ability to work together for the common good serves as a great example of how responsible partnerships and shared services can uplift our city. If elected to serve as Mayor, I will prioritize shared service agreements with the State, County, and nearby municipalities, that save Trenton taxpayers dollars, and provide better services for the people of this great city.”
For more information about Worthy's vision for Trenton and video of today's event, visit worthyformayor.com or his campaign headquarters at 12 South Warren St., Trenton 08608.