Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Andrew Edelson, (201) 926-7249

Sam Dorn, (914) 582-3208


Today, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) endorsed United States Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) for reelection. AFSCME represents more than 1.5 million members across the country, including 20,000 in New Jersey. 

“Congressman Gottheimer is an advocate for public employees and the services that AFSCME members provide to the people of New Jersey. His recent vote in favor of the HEROES Act demonstrates his commitment to protecting the public services that the people of New Jersey and the entire country rely on,” said Steven Tully, Executive Director of AFSCME New Jersey Council 63. “Congressman Gottheimer has stood with AFSCME New Jersey members and we are proud to stand with him.”

“I am proud to receive AFSCME’s endorsement today,” said Josh Gottheimer. “The hardworking men and women of labor are the backbone of our economy, and I will keep fighting for them in the halls of Congress.”

Other notable endorsements for Rep. Gottheimer include:


  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Sierra Club
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • National Education Association
  • New Jersey Education Association
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Jewish Democratic Council of America
  • Bergen County Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Everytown for Gun Safety
  • Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate
  • Humane Society Legislative Fund

Elected Officials:

  • Governor Phil Murphy
  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • U.S. Senator Bob Menendez
  • U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries
  • Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill
  • Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.
  • Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg
  • Senator Joseph Lagana
  • Assemblyman Gordon Johnson
  • Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle
  • Assemblywoman Lisa Swain
  • Assemblyman Chris Tully

Democratic Party Officials & Committees:

  • Democratic State and Passaic Chair John Currie
  • Bergen Chair Paul Juliano
  • Warren Chair Tom Palmieri
  • Sussex Chair Dawne Rowe
  • Sussex Chair Katie Rotondi
  • 137 Democratic Municipal Chairs and local elected officials from across Bergen County
  • Warren County Democratic Committee
  • Sussex County Democratic Committee
  • Bergen County Democratic Committee
  • Passaic County Democratic Committee

First elected in 2016, Congressman Josh Gottheimer proudly represents New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes 79 towns in Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties. By bringing people together, fighting for lower taxes and affordable health care, and standing up for Jersey Values, Josh is getting things done for our families and our country.

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