TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Algernon Ward Jr. is a graduate of Trenton public schools and Trenton State College earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He is the NJ Dept. of Health’s first Black Research Scientist in specializing in analytical chemistry. He is a widower with two children and four grandchildren.
A Trenton native and community leader, Ward has lived the struggles facing working-class Trentonians. His leadership was pivotal in defeating the wealthy interests attempting to profit from privatizing Trenton Water Works. In the process, he won a NJ Supreme Court case, preserving all New Jerseyans’ right to Initiative and Referendum.
Other accomplishments Removal of contaminated soil from MLK Middle School construction site (Cost: $150M)
● Won referendum replacing Trenton’s Police Chief with more accountable Police Director
● Co-Chairman, Trenton Community Credit Union’s Board of Incorporators that enables Trentonians’ money to work for them, instead of private banks
● Community leader in Trenton Housing Authority’s CHOICE Neighborhood Program that grants $20k to homeowners for repairs, winner of NJ Smart Growth Award
● President, 6th Regiment US Colored Troops. Helping restore Locust Hill, Trenton’s last segregated cemetery, and build a museum there
Algernon Ward’s entire platform can be found on his website: algernonward.com
Some highlights are:
● Affordable Housing, neighborhood revitalization via Property Swap and blight removal
● Public Safety: Civilian Review Board; crime prevention, not crime reaction
● Improve Public Transportation, plus senior accommodations
● Make Downtown Trenton an Entertainment District; develop historical tourism
● Keep state jobs in Trenton.
3 thoughts on “Algernon Ward Jr. Running For Trenton North Ward Councilman”
Awesome accomplishments! He’s deserving to become West Ward Council person. GO ALGIE!!!
Yes!! He is the man for the job! A committed Trentonian!
North Ward is banking on “Algi the Great, from the Garden State’s” victory for all of us…