By Max Pizarro | January 16th, 2013 - 12:08pm
| More

The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey today endorsed state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18) for governor.

So far, Buono is the only Democratic elected official in the race to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

"We are proud to announce that our Board met last night and unanimously voted to endorse Senator Barbara Buono for Governor," said Shari Weiner, chair of the WPCNJ Political Resources Committee. "Senator Buono has a long and distinguished career as an advocate for all New  Jerseyans-women, men and their families.  She is a highly-qualified, well-respected candidate who brings the added value of diversity."

The women's caucus cited Buono's public service record of more than 30 years, as a public defender for the State Department of the Public Advocate, Metuchen Town Council Member and Police Commissioner and later as New Jersey's first woman Senate Majority Leader.

Lisa Mizrahi Kaado, Executive Director of WPCNJ said, "In over 200 years, New Jersey has had only one female chief executive, and it is time for that to change.  Senator Buono's experience, coupled with her fiercely independent nature make her an ideal candidate."

An affiliated chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, the Women's Political Caucus is a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political process and creating a women's political power base to achieve equality for all women.

The caucus helps recruit, train, and support pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government.

Op-Ed

Ryan's Budget Plan

BY ALBIO SIRES This week, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), released yet again another budget with misplaced priorities that will slow our economic recovery and destroy American jobs.  Rather than address the priorities of the... Read More >

Contributors

When it comes to profiling Christie, facts are for wussies (4/10/14) - As the national media stories on our Guv pile up, expect more blunders about the Garden State.... more »
 (4-9-14) Campaign Finance Reform as "Theater of the Absurd" - The U. S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week in McCutcheon, et al. v. Federal Election Commission brings... more »
This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »
Watching Governor Chris Christie's shocking BridgeGate implosion, it's easy to forget the time when he truly seemed unstoppable.  Blessed with incredible political gifts and a Jersey bluster to match,... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

“Receiving $74,000 in severance pay is entirely inappropriate and unjustifiable. No elected official is entitled to sick or vacation time. You don’t put out your hand and beg, you raise your hand and say ‘Thank God I was healthy.' There’s no reason for anyone to collect money on the way out the door or for overtime.” - Council President Andre Sayegh, candidate for Paterson mayor.

- PolitickerNJ.com

Poll

Which town produces the toughest, hardest nose political campaigns?:

Resources

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources

The Back Room is the place where the real work gets done. You will find the analysis, the dirty truth and the inside scoop you’ve come to expect from PolitickerNJ over the years.

Send tips to:
editor@politickernj.com