DFA Endorses Central New Jersey Progressives

Democracy for America endorsed Central New Jersey progressives, including candidates for State Senate, Assembly, and County Freeholder. The national progressive organization has 45,306 members in New Jersey.

“The elections in New Jersey this year are an exciting opportunity to build more progressive power in the state,” said Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean. “Some of these candidates have earned the respect of their constituents through a strong record of standing up for working families and against corporate power. Others are answering Bernie Sanders’ call by running for office for the first time, using a progressive platform to take on the establishment in both parties.”

“The progressive path to power begins with electing more populists to state legislatures and local offices,” said Dean. “Our members are excited to support these candidates in New Jersey, who are a model for the types of campaigns and organizing we need to see more of in all fifty states.”

The candidates endorsed by DFA are:

State Senate:

  • Troy Singleton (LD-07)
  • Vin Gopal (LD-11)
  • William Irvin (LD-17)

State Assembly:

  • Carol Murphy (LD-07)
  • Herb Conaway (LD-07)
  • Eric Houghtaling (LD-11)
  • Joann Downey (LD11)
  • Heather Fenyk (LD-17)
  • Ralph Johnson (LD-17)

Middlesex County Freeholder

  • Catherine Hunt
  • Atif Nazir

Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.

Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $40 million and made more than 11.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 917 progressive candidates nationwide.


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