Makes additional primary endorsements in three districts

On May 2, NJEA’s PAC Operating Committee met and endorsed Ambassador Phil Murphy for Governor in the November 7 general election. The Committee also endorsed Vin Gopal (D) for Senate, Asw. Joann Downey (D), and Asm. Eric Houghtaling (D) for Assembly in Legislative District 11 and Asm. Andrew Zwicker (D) and Roy Freiman (D) for Assembly in Legislative District 16 in the general election.

The Committee also made primary endorsements for Sen. Samuel Thompson (R), Asm. Ronald Dancer (R), and Asm. Robert Clifton (R) in Legislative District 12, Asw. BettyLou DeCroce (R) and  John Cesaro (R) in Legislative District 26. Finally, the Committee endorsed Asm. Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D) and NJEA member Kristen Zadroga-Hart (D) in Legislative District 31.

“NJEA’s endorsements are well aligned  with NJEA’s organizational goals,” said NJEA Government Relations Director Ginger Gold Schnitzer. “We have been very clear about our commitment to changing the leadership in the New Jersey State Senate, and it is critical that we help to deliver victories for candidates who share our members’ values so that we can create opportunities to get better policy outcomes in the next legislative session. Finally, after eight years of Gov. Christie’s failed leadership, we want to give Republicans an opportunity to re-build their relationships with our members in the post-Christie era.”

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