The race to the mayor's office is gearing up to be a crowded space much like previous mayoral elections. In 2014, there were 6 mayoral candidates on the ballot. Currently, there are 10 individuals that have announced their candidacy. Those candidates include Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, Paul Perez, a 2014 runoff loser to the current mayor (Eric Jackson), Councilman Alex Bethea, community activist Darren “Freedom” Green, Mercer County Deputy Clerk Walker Worthy, Elissa Horan, Michael Silvestri, Annette Lartigue and Jason Arnold.
Harrison, 32, has been on city council for the past 4 years and has been vocal on gun crime, litter, and the water crisis in Trenton. In his announcement speech, Harrison laid out his vision for Trenton and noted that he wants to see a revolution and renaissance in the city where there is an efficient, effective, and compassionate government that is business oriented.