SEIU NJ STATE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS FOR SENATE AND ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES

Oct. 25, 2011

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TRENTON – The SEIU New Jersey State Council, representing 40,000 service workers in the private and public sectors around the state, today announced its endorsements for Senate and Assembly seats in the upcoming November elections.

Rahaman Muhammad, president of the SEIU New Jersey State Council and head of Newark-based SEIU Local 617, issued this statement:

“Today we announce our endorsements for those legislators who wholeheartedly supported New Jersey union workers and families in 2011.  We stand with our coalition partners in making these selections.  While we do regret that this list doesn’t include legislators that we have previously backed, we remain hopeful that we will once again come together and work on behalf of our workers and their families.”

SEIU NJ STATE COUNCIL ENDORSEMENTS
NOVEMBER 2011 – SENATE & ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES

1st DISTRICT
Assemblyman Nelson T. Albano (D)             

7th DISTRICT
Assembly candidate Troy Singleton (D)

11th DISTRICT
Senate candidate Raymond Santiago (D)
Assembly candidate Vin Gopal (D)
Assembly candidate Kathleen Horgan (D)

14th DISTRICT
Senator Linda R. Greenstein (D)

Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson (D)
Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D)

15th DISTRICT
Senator Shirley K. Turner (D)

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D)
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D)

17th DISTRICT
Senator Bob Smith (D)
Assemblyman Joseph V. Egan (D)
Assemblyman Upendra J.Chivukula (D)           

18th DISTRICT
Senator Barbara Buono (D)
Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D)
Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes, III (D)

19th DISTRICT
Senator Joseph Vitale (D)
Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D)
Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin (D)

20th DISTRICT
Senator Raymond Lesniak (D)

Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D)
Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D)

22nd DISTRICT
Senator Nicholas P.Scutari (D)
Assemblyman
Jerry Green (D)
Assemblywoman Linda Stender  (D)

27th DISTRICT
Senator Richard J. Codey
Assemblywoman
Mila M. Jasey (D)
Assemblyman John F. McKeon (D)

28th DISTRICT
Senator Ronald Rice (D)
Assemblywoman Cleopatra G. Tucker (D)
Assemblyman Ralph P. Caputo (D)

31st DISTRICT
Senator Sandra B. Cunningham (D)
Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D)
Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell (D)

32nd DISTRICT
Senator Nicholas J. Sacco (D)
Assemblyman Vincent Prieto (D)
Assembly candidate Angelica M. Jimenez (D)

33rd DISTRICT
Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos, Jr. (D)
Assembly candidate Sean Connors (D)

34th DISTRICT
Senator Nia Gill (D)

Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin (D)

35th DISTRICT
Senate candidate Nellie Pou (D)

Assembly candidate Shavonda E. Sumter (D)                        
Assembly candidate Benjie E. Wimberly (D)

36th DISTRICT
Senator Paul A. Sarlo (D)

Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D)
Assembly candidate Marlene Caride (D)

37th DISTRICT
Senator Loretta Weinberg (D)
Assemblyman
Gordon M. Johnson (D)
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D)

38th DISTRICT
Senator Robert Gordon (D)
Assemblywoman
Connie Wagner (D)
Assembly candidate Timothy J. Eustace (D)

ABOUT SEIU NJ STATE COUNCIL

The SEIU New Jersey State Council’s mission is to improve the lives of New Jersey’s working families by fighting for living wages, health care for all, pensions, and the opportunity for advancement.  It’s about winning back the American Dream for thousands of hard-working families. We use our collective power to build coalitions, lobby, and hold elected officials accountable on working family issues. SEIU New Jersey State Council represents 40,000 members across the state who work in four major service industries.  For more information, visit www.seiunj.org.

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