At its August meeting, NJEA’s 125-member political action operating committee (NJEA PAC) voted to recommend to the National Education Association (NEA) Fund for Children and Public Education Sen. Bob Menendez for re-election to the U.S. Senate and three candidates for the U.S. House in Congressional Districts (CD) 2, 3 and 11. Two districts, four and seven, were recommended as a voters’ choices. The endorsements of the friendly incumbents in the seven remaining congressional districts had been approved in May.

NJEA PAC votes on the recommendations of local interview teams of members from each congressional district. The 2018 NJEA PAC-endorsed candidates are:

• U.S. Senate: Bob Menendez

• CD-1: Donald Norcross (D)

• CD-2: Jeff Van Drew (D)

• CD-3: Andy Kim (D)

• CD-4: YOUR CHOICE of Chris Smith (R) or Josh Welle (D)

• CD-5 Joshua S. Gottheimer (D)

• CD-6: Frank Pallone Jr. (D)

• CD-7: YOUR CHOICE of Leonard Lance (R) or Tom Malinowski (D)

• CD-8: Albio Sires (D)

• CD-9: William Pascrell (D)

• CD-10: Donald Payne Jr. (D)

• CD-11: Mikie Sherrill (D)

• CD-12: Bonnie Watson Coleman (D)

Statements from the candidates will appear in the October NJEA Review.

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