Candidates

Phil_Murphy.JPGPhil Murphy - Governor of New Jersey

Phil Murphy has spent his life trying to fix problems and make people's lives better. A businessman, and not a career politician, Phil has fought for opportunity, fairness and justice through his involvement in the Democratic Party. His experience, values and understanding that insider politics has failed us, Phil is committed to building a better New Jersey for everyone. 

                                               www.murphy4nj.com

 

 

  

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 Andrew Zwicker - NJ State Assembly - Legislative District 16

Andrew Zwicker, is seeking his second term to the NJ State Assembly.  In his 1st term, Andrew  was the  Primary Sponsor of 20 Bills and the Co-Sponsor of many others.  Andrew has focused his  attention to many environmental issues as well as health care issues, domestic violence and a  statewide gun buyback program.

Andrew Zwicker, a scientist and teacher, has devoted his career to finding solutions to difficult problems. Offering fresh ideas, Andrew will continue to bring his pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to government.   

                              www.njleg.state.nj.us                                  www.andrewzwicker.com

 

Roy_Freiman.JPGRoy Freiman - NJ State Assembly - Legislative District 16

As a proven leader at Prudential for over 20 years, Roy will bring a dynamic energy to the Senate. Roy  understands an important factor in succeeding is to provide solutions to issues. He also understands that collaboration is the key to finding the best solution.  Our broken pension system and a struggling economy are two of his key concerns.  Roy will use the principles of collaboration to get the right solutions in the Legislature.  

Roy joins Andrew Zwicker on the Democratic ticket for State Assembly. 

 

    

Lorrie_Poppe.JPGLaurie Poppe - State Senate 16th Legislative District

Laurie is an attorney and social worker who wants to work with New Jersey families and address the challenges that hard working people face every day.  Her experience in collaborative law has taught Laurie how to balance competing interests while moving forward toward common goals. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reed Gusciora - NJ State Assembly Legislative District 15

A strong progressive voice, Reed Gusciora has consistently played a pivotal role introducing numerous policies and legislation. Reed has been an advocate for State workers' rights and is a proponent of legally mandating quarterly pension payouts.  Reed has spearheaded and passed legislation banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking).  When you look at Reed's record, it is apparent that he works hard on legislative initiatives that are in the best interest of all his constituents.  

 

                      www.njleg.state.nj.us                    www.reedgusciora.com

 

 

 

Liz_Muoio.JPGElizabeth (Liz) Muoio - NJ State Assembly Legislative District 15


Elizabeth Muoio has only been a member of the General Assembly since 2015, but she has been diligently working to enhance the lives of her constituents in the 15th District.  Liz has served on the Budget, Judiciary and Commerce & Economic Development Committees using knowledge from her experience as a Mercer County Freeholder and Borough Councilwoman in Pennington.  Liz has been the sponsor of numerous bills with her focus on residential tax credits, the appropriation of funding of Agriculture for Jersey Fresh and has supported alternative energy initiatives, the revitalization of NJ Real Estate Market and Economy Act and assistance to urban enterprise zones.  

                                                               www.njleg.state.nj

 

 

 

Shirley_Turner.JPG  Shirley Turner - State Senate   Legislative District 15

   Shirley Turner has been the champion of many causes for her  constituents in District 15. Shirley knows    she has to balance the  needs in rural areas  like East & West Amwell, but also address concerns of          communities such as Lambertville, Pennington and Trenton.  The key to her success is understanding        the diversities within her district and finding commonality among them. Because of her vast outreach in    Hunterdon and Mercer Counties, Shirley Turner has been instrumental in shaping initiatives sta tewide.      

   Shirley serves on the Senate Education Committee as Vice Chair and is on the Legislative Task Force on    Child Abuse and Neglect.   

          www.senatorturner.com         www.njleg.state.nj.us

 

 

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Laura Shaw- NJ State Assembly Legislative District 23

Smart, organized, motivated. That is the energetic bundle that describes Laura Shaw.  Recently retired from the telecommunications industry as an engineer, Laura is a leader and problem solver.  She and her husband raised 4 daughters, all of who were educated in Hunterdon County public schools.  She has been a volunteer for the Girl Scouts and has managed Public Speaking tournaments for dozens of schools across the state. Laura is the Municipal Chair of Clinton Township Democratic Committee.  

                             www.facebook.com/shawlauraj

 

 

Isaac_Hadzovic.JPGIsaac Hadzovic- NJ State Assembly Legislative District 23

Isaac wants to make sure every citizen has an opportunity to reach their full potential. Isaac wants to introduce a bill that will restructure our school tax system.  The bill would be designed to use a different source of funding, would not cut school funding itself and at the same time give homeowners some property tax relief.  Isaac also feels that economic development is key to the success of every individual in his district. A healthy economic growth leads to more jobs. Isaac is also passionate about the opioid epidemic and misuse of drugs and alcohol and would like to involve the community and local police to create initiatives that would address addiction and recovery. 

                                        www.isaachadzovic.com

 

Christine_Chen.JPGChristine Lui Chen- State Senate Legislative District 23

A proven business leader, Christine is running to serve NJ Senate LD23  Not only is Christine the first Asian-American on the ballot, but she is also the 1st woman to run for this seat in 30 years.  

This is a challenging time in our history and we need strong leadership. We can achieve this through Strong Community - Strong Economy. A Strong Community is one in which we take care of each other, protect open space, make sure we have access to health care and help those with addictions.  A Strong Economy is one in which we invest in infrastructure and find ways to re-purpose abandoned buildings rather than have them sit vacant and deteriorating. 

Since the 2016 election, Christine felt that she could no longer sit on the sidelines and accept the extremism that has plagued our nation.  Christine believes that by infringing on the safety of one, it really breaks apart the safety that we feel for all of us. 

www.chen4senate.com

 

William J Courtney & Karen Becker - NJ State Committee representing Hunterdon County 

For many years, William (Bill) Courtney and Karen Becker have played an active role in the Hunterdon County Democratic Party They are two people who have worked diligently in the background helping to keep the engine running. 

Collectively, they have done the following:  Run for State, County and Municipal office, supported Democratic candidates at all levels of government by walking door to door, phone banking and serving on campaign committees, organized, hosted and worked at fundraisers for Democratic candidates and the Democratic Party, conducted workshops, organized campaign headquarters, open house events and have “manned the booth” at the County Fair and other community gatherings. 

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 William Courtney - Bill currently holds the position of NJ State Committee representing Hunterdon County  and is seeking re-election.  He is past Chairman of the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee and  currently serves on their Executive Board.For many years, Bill has generously provided office space at a  building he owned in Flemington for our campaign headquarters and has offered legal counsel at no cost to  our Party. 

 

 

 

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 Karen Becker -  Karen currently serves as an Executive Board member of the Hunterdon County  Democratic Committee and has managed the HCDC website and Facebook pages and serves as social  media support for the Hunterdon County Democratic Party. She is a County Committeewoman in Raritan  Township and is Recording Secretary and Media Support for the Raritan Twp Democratic Club.  Most  recently, Karen has resurrected a Young Dems Caucus involving many young adults who want to become  active within our Party.  Karen also proudly participated in the Women's March in Washington, DC with her  Democratic Sisters! 

 

Both Karen & Bill believe that it is important blend both traditional and contemporary Democratic values and move these ideas forward to build an all inclusive Democratic Party.  We need to focus on the future of our party and our communities.