Jackson: ‘The city has to look forward to new leadership’

Expect to see former mayoral candidate Eric Jackson announce his candidacy for mayor of Trenton in the coming weeks.

The former city DPW director’s allies have been working on the ground in the days since the feds charged Mayor Tony Mack with corruption.

Today’s indictment doubles down Jackson’s commitment to go after the post he sought in 2010, which he lost by three votes to Mack prior to the runoff election.

For now, Jackson kept his statement blunt.

“I knew this was coming,” he said. “It was inevitable. The city has to look forward to new leadership. It is a sad day for the City of Trenton.” 

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie