Tuesday, July 7, 2020


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HPAE Represents More than 13,000 New Jersey Nurses 

Yesterday, Health Professionals & Allied Employees (HPAE) endorsed United States Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) for reelection. New Jersey’s largest health care union, HPAE represents more than 13,000 nurses and health care professionals throughout the state.

“This has been an exceptional year, as HPAE members have faced unprecedented health and safety concerns while battling COVID-19 in their healthcare facilities.” said Debbie White, President of HPAE. “Josh Gottheimer has been on the side of health care workers and patients and has a proven commitment to protecting the interests of patients and workers over the financial interests of large healthcare corporations.”

“I am extremely honored to receive HPAE’s endorsement,” said Congressman Gottheimer. “If these past few months have showed us anything, it has been the critical role played by nurses and other health care workers in the United States. Hospitals and health care providers are some of the largest employers in the Fifth District and I will not stop fighting in Washington to care for our front-line health care heroes in the same way they have cared for us.”

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
  • League of Conservation Voters Action Fund
  • IBEW Local 164
  • End Citizens United
  • The Brady Campaign

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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