Welcome to our Members4Murphy gubernatorial primary campaign headquarters!

On Oct. 8, 2016, the 125-member NJEA PAC voted unanimously to endorse Ambassador Phil Murphy for the Democratic gubernatorial primary because he shares NJEA members’ priorities and values.

This is the first time in recent history that NJEA PAC has voted to get involved in a primary endorsement. NJEA members know that to make a change for the better, we need to get involved in helping to elect change-makers.

So why did we move our process up so early?

  • We were determined to have a voice in who runs, and not just take whoever wins in June!
  • We want to be a part of helping the right person win.
  • We want time to build a strong relationship with our endorsed candidate or candidates.
  • We want to show that our endorsement drives what happens – and this time it did!
Phil Murphy
Ambassador Murphy speaks with NJEA members after his keynote address at the 2016 NJEA Convention.

The endorsement process

Ambassador Phil Murphy

In conversations with Ambassador Murphy, NJEA has seen that he cares about public education. During an interview at the NJEA Convention, Murphy showed that he respects our members and understands the challenges we face. We recognizes our expertise as education experts and is committed to working with us for REAL progress.

He supports NJEA members

See for yourself


Phil Murphy believes education is our future.  Phil Murphy believes in ESPs.

Phil Murphy is NOT a PARCC guy.  Phil Murphy values educators.

This information is intended solely for NJEA members and their families.