ENDORSEMENTS

Our Revolution New Jersey Volunteers is honored to endorsed these candidates for the 2018 upcoming election. If you are interesting in canvassing, phone-banking or volunteering for these campaigns please contact volunteers@ourrevnj.org. We can connect you directly to candidates or their campaign managers.

Peter Jacob 2018 for Congress

Peter Jacob is a 2018 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 7th Congressional District of New Jersey.  Jacob is endorsed by our local group because he is considered to be the most aligned Democrat running in CD7 with an Our Revolution platform.

Facebook: Peter Jacob
Twitter:  @PeterJacobNJ
Website: www.jacob2018.com
Election: Primary, Tues., Jun. 5, 2018; General Election, Tues., Nov. 6, 2018

More about Peter Jacob
Raised in Union, New Jersey, in an Indian-American family, Peter Jacob understands how important a safe and caring community is for success. After attending Union County College, he continued undergraduate studies in Sociology at Kean University.  Soon after, Peter studied at Washington University in St. Louis, earning a Master of Social Work from the top-ranked program in the nation.

During his undergraduate and graduate years, Peter was a student activist and leader. He worked with the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), the YWCA, and the International Institute.

Through these and other community organizations, Peter helped fight the ongoing scourges of child abuse, human trafficking, and the disastrous Iraq War.

Peter Jacob currently is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey.  Peter served as a community organizer at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless addressing homelessness in Union County and as a Program Manager at SERV Behavioral Health.  He also serves as VP of Sales at his family’s small business.  Most recently, Peter is notable for having been the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. Congress CD-7 receiving 43% of the vote in the 2016 General Election.  Peter was endorsed by Our Revolution in 2016, and in 2017 is endorsed by the progressive organizations Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress.  He is once again leading the charge for Sander’s Our Revolution in New Jersey, while campaigning in 2018. His People’s Platform is listed on www.jacob2018.com/issues

Jim Keady

Jim Keady is a 2018 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey. Keady is endorsed by our local group because he is considered to be the most aligned Democrat running in CD4 with an Our Revolution platform.

Facebook: Keady For Congress
Twitter: @Keady4Congress
Website: jimkeady.com
Election: Primary, Tues., Jun. 5, 2018; General Election, Tues., Nov. 6, 2018

More about Jim Keady:
Raised in Belmar, New Jersey, Jim runs his family business, which has been a fixture in NJ for over 35 years.  As a single dad, he understands the plight of working families and places himself squarely in the middle class.

In 1997, as assistant soccer coach at St. John's University in New York, Jim took up the plight of sweatshop workers, who bore insufferable conditions at the hand of his team's corporate sponsor. He was given an ultimatum to either wear the Nike name or resign.

He resigned, and moved to Indonesia to experience firsthand what those workers endured on a daily basis. He returned home months later, twenty-five pounds lighter and proud to have made some real changes in the lives of those he championed.

When Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey shore, Jim dropped everything and organized clean­up crews all over town.  He listened to the concerns and fears of his neighbors, and has been advocating for them ever since.  Protesting the lack of distribution of FEMA money to desperate families at a local town hall, he was told by then-Governor Christie to “sit down and shut up!” He didn't, and as a result, more money flowed to help families rebuild.

Jim is a grassroots activist, who is not afraid to get his hands dirty. When the refugee crisis exploded in Europe in 2015, Jim was waist-deep in the Aegean Sea, helping Syrian refugees get safely to shore and settled in camps.  Similarly, he lead a team to Puerto Rico after the recent hurricane to help victims who had lost their homes, and were living without food, electricity or water.

He has walked on picket lines with striking workers and outside government offices, and in solidarity with women for issues like equal pay and ensuring a woman's right to choose. Jim promises to continue the fight for those without a voice, and supports all the goals of the People's Platform, especially campaign finance reform, healthcare for all and environmental protection.

You can read more about the issues Jim holds dear, at www.jimkeady.com/issues

 

Our Revolution New Jersey Volunteers is proud to have endorsed the following candidates during the past elections. Note that these endorsements do not represent the endorsements of Our Revolution -- National, however, we are able to submit an endorsement on your behalf to our national organization

Danielle Davies and Greg Wall

Danielle Davies and
Greg Wall

Facebook: Davies and Wall for Freeholder
Running for:  Freeholder in Cape May County
Election: General Election, Tues., Nov. 7, 2017

More about Davies and Wall
Davies and Wall are Cape May County residents who are concerned with where our country, and our county, is headed. Regular citizens like you, they are committed to putting Cape May County first.  Check out their list of issues they are fighting for in Cape May County.

Dianne Douthat

Dianne Douthat

Website: Stand with Dianne
Running for: Wayne Township Council At Large 2017
Election: General Election, Tues., Nov. 7, 2017

More about Dianne Douthat
Dianne Douthat and her family moved to Wayne Township, NJ in 2002. Her connection to Wayne began as a Music Educator at Packanack Elementary School in 1992. As a young teacher, Douthat admired the civic-mindedness of the parents and the community. She knew that someday she would become a part of it.

Kevin Scott, NJ Assembly

Kevin Scott

Facebook: Kevin Scott for NJ Assembly
Running for: New Jersey State Assembly Member for District 30
Election: General Election, Tues., Nov. 7, 2017

More about Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott supports freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear.  Visit Scott's Facebook page to view the list of issues that he is fighting for.

 

Central New Jersey Progressive Democrats

Central Jersey Progressive Democrats

Website: Central Jersey Progressive Democrats
Running for: 85 Candidates for Democratic County Committee and Freeholders
Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cherry Hill Progressives

Cherry Hill Progressive Democrats

Website: Cherry Hill Progressive Democrats
Running for:Assembly, Freeholder, City Council and County Committee Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
VOTE COLUMN 7 on June 6th, 2017

Sharon Ransavage

Sharon Ransavage

Facebook: Sharon Ransavage for State Committee
Running for: State Committee Person to represent Hunterdon County
Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - bullet vote - vote for Sharon only

Ben Silva

Ben Silva

Facebook: Ben Silva for NJ Democratic State Committee
Twitter: @therealbensilva
Running for: State Committee for Sussex County
Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Central New Jersey Progressive Democrats Top Candidates

Heather Fenyk

Central New Jersey Progressive Democrat Heather Fenyk
 


Website: Central Jersey Progressive Democrats
Running for: State Assembly, LD17
Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Catherine Hunt

Central New Jersey Progressive Democrat Catherine Hunt
 


Website: Central Jersey Progressive Democrats
Running for: Freeholder in Monroe Township
Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Bill Irwin

Central New Jersey Progressive Democrat Bill Irwin
 


Website: Central Jersey Progressive Democrats
Running for: State Senate, LD17
Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Ralph Johnson

New Jersey Progressive Democrat Ralph Johnson


Website: Central Jersey Progressive Democrats
Running for: General Assembly, LD17
Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Atif Nazir

Central New Jersey Progressive Democrat Atif Nazir
 


Website: Central Jersey Progressive Democrats
Running for: Freeholder in Piscataway
Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
John Wisniewski

In 2016, John S. Wisniewski

Website: wiz2017.com
Running for: New Jersey Governor
Election: Primary, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

OUR REVOLUTION ENDORSEMENTS

Are you a candidate who would like our endorsement or the endorsement of Our Revolution National?

Contact us at volunteers@ourrevnj.org if you like our group to endorse, train and support you as a candidate. You can also contact us at the same e-mail address if you would like us to submit an application to Our Revolution in Washington, D.C. to seek a national endorsement. Please allow 30 days for endorsements by Our Revolution -- National to be processed.

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