AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 backs Rob Menendez in 8th District congressional race


AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 is backing Rob Menendez in the 8th District congressional race, calling him “a bright, young voice for working families.”

8th District congressional candidate Rob Menendez. Twitter photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Rob Menendez is a bright, young voice for working families in the Eighth District. Rob has shown that he understands the critical role that public employees play in our municipalities, counties, and our state,” AFSCME Council 63 Executive Director Steve Tully said in a statement.

“In Washington, he will fight for our rights to protect the men and women that work tirelessly everyday to provide essential services to the public. We wholeheartedly endorse Rob and his work to strengthen families in our state.”

AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 represents over 20,000 state, municipal and local employees across the state. Additionally, there are more than 30,000 retired and current AFSCME members living in New Jersey.

“Growing up in a family of public servants has shown me firsthand the dedication and hard work that government employees exhibit every single day,” noted Menendez.

“I am honored to accept AFSCME’s endorsement of our campaign and our values. Strengthening families is at the core of our campaign and unions like AFSCME are critical to this mission. In Congress, I will fight every day for organized labor, because unions have been the path to success and financial security for so many in our district and our state.”

Menendez, an attorney, Port Authority commissioner, and the son of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), has already secured labor endorsements from the Communication Workers of America (CWA), and the Hudson County Central Labor Council.

He has the backing of prominent Democrats in Hudson, Union, and Essex Counties, though still has three potential July 7th primary challengers in Brian Varela, David Ocampo Grajales, and Ane Roseborough-Eberhard.

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