By PolitickerNJ Staff | October 8th, 2012 - 10:56am
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The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) New Jersey State Council, representing 40,000 service workers in the private and public sectors around the state, today announced its endorsements for the November 2012 elections.

“The November 2012 elections mark a turning point for our nation and we need leaders in the White House, in Congress and the Statehouse in Trenton who not only understand the issues of our working men and women and families, but who will fight for us,” said Rahaman Muhammad, Council President, and  President of SEIU Local 617.

“We are backing officeholders and candidates who will address the pervasive income inequality and unconscionable high unemployment rates, and fight to protect and strengthen Medicaid and Medicare programs that are vitally important to working class families and seniors throughout New Jersey,” said Milly Silva, Council Vice President and Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, New Jersey Region.

“It’s more important than ever that we have decision-makers who recognize that actions supporting corporate greed and tax cuts for the rich compromise the lives, future and dignity of our working and middle-class families,” said Kevin Brown, Council Secretary/Treasurer and the New Jersey State Director for Local 32BJ.

President & Vice President of the
United States of America

Barack Obama (D) / Joseph Biden (D)

U.S. Senate

Robert Menendez (D)

 

U.S. House of Representatives

DISTRICT  1

 

Robert Andrews (D)

 

DISTRICT  2

 

No Endorsement

 

DISTRICT  3

 

Shelly Adler (D)

 

DISTRICT 4

 

No Endorsement

 

DISTRICT 5

 

No Endorsement

 

DISTRICT 6


Frank Pallone, Jr. (D)

 

DISTRICT 7

 

Upendra Chivukula ( D)

DISTRICT 8

Albio Sires (D)

 

DISTRICT 9

 

Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D)

 

DISTRICT 10

 

Donald Payne, Jr. (D)

 

DISTRICT 11

 

No Endorsement

 

DISTRICT 12

 

Rush Holt (D)

 


State Assembly Special Election

DISTRICT 4

Gabriela Mosquera (D)

DISTRICT 16
Marie Corfield (D)




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Quote of the Day

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"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile

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