The New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (NJ FMBA) is endorsing Rob Menendez for Congress in the 8th District.
“We are proud to announce that the NJ FMBA has endorsed Rob Menendez’s campaign for Congress in the 8th Congressional District,” NJ FMBA President Ed Donnelly said in a statement.
“This endorsement was unanimous, hard earned, carefully considered, and well-deserved. We know that Rob appreciates the hard work and commitment of our members to keep communities throughout CD-8 safe. Along with our members and leadership team, I look forward to working with Rob when he is in Congress to ensure the safety of our cities and towns.”
The NJ FMBA represents over 5,000 firefighters, EMTs, and emergency dispatcher professionals throughout New Jersey.
“I am honored to accept the endorsement of the NJ FMBA. The NJ FMBA and its members consistently put their lives on the line to keep our municipalities safe. I will always be their greatest advocate and champion in Congress. They deserve nothing less,” Menendez added.
Menendez is a shoo in to succeed U.S. Rep Albio Sires (D-8), who is retiring after eight terms and talking about again serving as West New York mayor, after winning the June 7th primary in a landslide.
His main November 8th general election challenger is Republican Marcos Arroyo, who doesn’t have a campaign website or any social media pages dedicated to his candidacy.
Menendez is a lawyer at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, a Port Authority commissioner, and the son of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ).