Secured Mail-In Ballot Drop Box Locations
- County Clerk’s Office Courthouse Annex – 209 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ, 08608 (in front)
- Trenton City Hall – 319 E. State St., Trenton, NJ, 08608 (In back/ near Municipal Clerk’s Office)
- Henry J. Austin Center – 321 N. Warren St., Trenton, NJ, 08618 (Corner of Tucker)
- Trenton Central High School – 400 Chambers St., Trenton, NJ, 08609 (across from McDonald’s)
Remember, vote for Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg in Column B
For Immediate Release
October 28, 2022
NORTH WARD COUNCILWOMAN AND FORMER LABOR LEADER, MARGE CALDWELL-WILSON ENDORSES JENNA FIGUEROA KETTENBURG FOR SOUTH WARD CITY COUNCIL
TRENTON – Today, Trenton North Ward Councilwoman, Marge Caldwell-Wilson endorsed Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg for Trenton South Ward City Council.
As Figueroa Kettenburg was wrapping up her remarks before a large crowd of supporters, Caldwell-Wilson joined Jenna at the podium and declared her endorsement.
“Jenna is a pro-union candidate and a union endorsed candidate. I am happy to say tonight that I fully ENDORSE Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg for Trenton City Council. My official endorsement comes after noticing over the past few months that Jenna continued to receive the endorsements of labor unions, one after another,” said North Ward Councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson.
Earlier this year, Jenna received the endorsement of her local, CWA Local-1038. That endorsement was followed by the Mercer County Central Labor Council’s endorsement. At the New Jersey AFL-CIO’s annual conference in Atlantic City, President Charlie Wowkanech announced the 2022 official list of endorsed candidates and Jenna was one of a few union members in Trenton to receive their support. Following that endorsement, Jenna received the endorsement of CWA-Political Action.
Figueroa Kettenburg said, “I moved up the chain of endorsements by answering questionnaires and standing before labor leaders making my case for working families. Residents understand that I will fight for the right to free speech, the right to protest peacefully, and the right to collective bargaining.”
The election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls open at 6am and close at 8pm.
To vote for Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg, you must be a South Ward resident.
If you are a South Ward resident, vote Column G, #3 for Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg.
For Immediate Release
October 16, 2022
NOW LEGIONNAIRES? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
TRENTON – As many of you know, my commitment to public health has been a pillar of my platform as a candidate for Trenton City Council to represent our South Ward. I have been outspoken specifically concerning the threat to our water supply caused by the actions taken by a few of the current members of our City Council. While I am horrified that it has come to this, I will reserve comment regarding the causes of this emergency. Now is the time for action
I will be working with existing elected officials to address this public health emergency. I have already spoken to our South Ward City Council representative, George Muschal to offer my support and assistance. I am committed to doing everything I can / We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that South Ward residents receive immediate guidance and assistance from State and Federal agencies tasked with addressing public health emergencies.
I urge everyone who receives water from Trenton Water Works to take this threat seriously. One death has already been attributed to the bacteria found in our water supply. But if we take precautions now, we can ensure that no more of us will fall victim to this threat.
I plan to keep residents updated on the situation as it unfolds on my website, jennaforcitycouncil.com and at facebook.com/JennaForSouthWardCouncil. For actions you can take to reduce your risk for Legionnaires Disease, please follow this link for New Jersey Department of Health recommendations:
On a 1987 episode of Oprah, while they were sitting in bed in their pajamas, Maya Angelou shared one of life’s greatest lessons when she said, “When people show you who they are, believe them”. At six-years old, I have never forgotten that moment. It has served me well throughout my life, especially in my professional career as an investigator.
During campaign season, candidates tell us who they are. They hire expensive professional campaign consultants to produce film television commercials and glossy campaign literature telling us who they are. Yard signs with smiling faces proclaim, “Trust Me! I’m One of You!”. Telling us who they are has become a big business. But Maya Angelou told us to believe what people show us, not just what they tell us.
What does the voting record of our members of Trenton’s City Council show us about who they really are?
Let’s take a look at what the actions of several members of our City Council show us about who they are.
Doubling City Council Salaries
By a vote of 3-3, the same City Council that postponed meetings, cancelled meetings, and didn’t show up to meetings, made sure to schedule and attend a meeting to vote on doubling their own salaries. You read that right. Not the 1.7% cost of living increase Council approved for our public employees. These 3 members voted to give themselves a 100% raise.
Perhaps they believed in congratulating themselves for a job well done. After all, Trenton faces a number of public health challenges, including threats to the safety of our first responders and to the health and safety of our seniors, our children, and our most vulnerable residents. Maybe these members of our City Council believe that they did such a great job in addressing these public health concerns that they deserve a 100% raise.
Whatever the reason, they showed us that they believe they deserve a 100% raise.
Trenton Water Crisis
Whether canceling meetings to avoid voting, pointing fingers at the mayor for a crisis they created, or otherwise running away from their responsibilities, members of the Council are running on a record of failure to address Trenton’s greatest public health crisis.
When they’re less concerned with the Trenton Water Crisis and more concerned with their own Personal Pocketbook Crisis, they show us who they are.
When saving our children from lead poisoning isn’t as important as increasing their own personal savings accounts, they show us who they are.
Health Services and Vaccinations
Federal funds would have covered vaccinations against COVID and Monkeypox, but members of the City Council rejected this aid. They blocked us from receiving vaccines that would have protected public health.
When they are more worried about protecting their personal financial health than protecting our most vulnerable from threats to public health, they show us who they are.
Critical Safety Equipment
Trenton is lacking critical breathing and oxygen equipment firefighters need to safely perform their job. The American Rescue Act would have provided funding for this equipment. But the City Council failed to vote to accept funding, abandoning their responsibility to support and protect our own first responders.
When they disregard the first responders who protect the public, but reward themselves for a job well done, they show us who they are.
What would Maya Angelou do?
The record shows that these members of the City Council, who didn’t bother to address issues critical to public health, voted to double their own salaries. They showed us their priorities. They showed us that they are quite satisfied with their job performance, but not satisfied with their current compensation. They showed us that they believe they deserve to be rewarded for a job well done.
Ever since I saw that Oprah episode, I remind myself to act on the wisdom Maya Angelou shared. Maya Angelou taught us what to do when people show us who they are. Believe them. These candidates have shown us who they are. Believe them, and Vote November 8 for healthier and safer Trenton.
And remember me, Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg in Column G, #3 for a better Trenton.
Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg
As a member of CWA for 20 years, I know that organized labor has been directly responsible for many of the opportunities I have received in my professional career. CWA has provided for fairness in hiring, opportunities for women, pension protection, job security, and affordable healthcare. But most importantly, CWA has ensured dignity and respect on the job.
I am willing to fight for Organized Labor. I believe collective bargaining is responsible for our 40-hour work week, child labor laws, and the existence of the middle class itself. I have been an active member of CWA for 20 years. My Union brothers and sisters are my family, and I look forward to continuing to stand shoulder to shoulder with them while I proudly represent our community.
I am proud to announce that I have been endorsed this year by my local, CWA Local 1038, the Mercer County Central Labor Council, and the New Jersey AFL-CIO.