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Gottheimer launches Congressional re-election bid, announces campaign co-chairs

NEW JERSEY – Congressman Josh Gottheimer Friday announced his 2024 Congressional re-election campaign, naming an impressive group of Campaign Co-Chairs.

The four-term Congressman, who represents 65 towns in parts of Bergen, Passaic, and Sussex counties in North Jersey, showcased broad support among local elected officials, community leaders, first responders, and organized labor.

Since taking office, Gottheimer has built a record of standing up for Jersey Values, working with all sides to get things done that are best for families in the Fifth Congressional District and across the state. As Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, Gottheimer has been an important and vocal leader in the fight for commonsense over extremism.

Determined to find common ground on the difficult challenges facing our communities and our nation, Gottheimer has always put Jersey and our country’s future ahead of partisanship.

“I am honored that so many outstanding leaders will be spearheading my re-election campaign this year. I know their insights and experience will be invaluable to me and our campaign. Above all, they are problem solvers who believe in commonsense solutions and serving our communities,” Gottheimer said.

“It’s a distinct honor to serve the people of the Fifth District, and I couldn’t be more humbled or proud to be seeking re-election to the United States Congress,” Gottheimer said. “My commitment to the District and to Jersey remains steadfast – to champion our common bonds and bring people together to defeat extremism and the politics of division, and to always fight to make life more affordable for our communities, expand opportunities for everyone, and claw federal dollars back to Jersey for our hardworking families. From choice to child care to clean air to supporting our first responders and veterans, I will always have the backs of Jersey families.”

2024 Campaign Co-Chairs

  • Loretta Weinberg, former Senate Majority Leader
  • Gordon Johnson, State Senator
  • Joe Lagana, State Senator
  • Shama Haider, Assemblywoman
  • Ellen Park, Assemblywoman
  • Lisa Swain, Assemblywoman
  • Chris Tully, Assemblyman
  • Jim Tedesco, Bergen County Executive
  • Anthony Cureton, Bergen County Sheriff
  • John Hogan, Bergen County Clerk
  • Mary Amoroso, Bergen County Commissioner
  • Rafael Marte, Bergen County Commissioner
  • Germaine Ortiz, Bergen County Commissioner
  • Thomas Sullivan, Bergen County Commissioner
  • Steven Tanelli, Bergen County Commissioner
  • Joan Voss, Bergen County Commissioner
  • Tracy Zur, Bergen County Commissioner
  • Danielle Ireland-Imhof, Passaic County Clerk
  • John Bartlett, Passaic County Commissioner
  • Orlando Cruz, Passaic County Commissioner
  • Bruce James, Passaic County Commissioner
  • Pat Lepore, Passaic County Commissioner
  • Terry Duffy, Passaic County Commissioner
  • Sandi Lazzara, Passaic County Commissioner
  • Brian Bernstein, Demarest Mayor
  • Richard Bolan, Maywood Mayor
  • Howard Burrell, former Mayor of Vernon
  • Cristina Cutrone, Fair Lawn Deputy Mayor, President of WEDO
  • John D’Amato, Bloomingdale Mayor
  • Danielle Gee, Teaneck Deputy Mayor
  • Elie Katz, Teaneck Deputy Mayor
  • Chong Paul Kim, Palisades Park Mayor
  • Keith Misciagna, Park Ridge Mayor
  • Kristine Morieko, Glen Rock Mayor
  • Thomas Papaleo, River Edge Mayor
  • Kurt Peluso, Fair Lawn Mayor
  • Michael Putrino, New Milford Mayor
  • Michael Sheinfield, Hillsdale Mayor
  • Mark Sokolich, Fort Lee Mayor
  • Paul Tomasko, Alpine Mayor
  • Paul Vagianos, Ridgewood Mayor
  • Michael Wildes, Englewood Mayor
  • William Ziegler, Leonia Mayor
  • Mark Zinna, Tenafly Mayor
  • Wayne Blanchard, President, NJ State Troopers Fraternal Association
  • Matthew Caliente, President, Professional Firefighters Association of NJ
  • Pat Colligan, President, NJ State PBA
  • Frank Conti, President, Port Authority PBA
  • Eddie Donnelly, President, NJ FMBA
  • Larisa Downes, Community Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention & Women’s Reproductive Health
  • Robert Fox, President, NJ State Fraternal Order of Police
  • EJ Hong, Youth Council of Fort Lee
  • Sue McBride, President, BCEA
  • Dan Oliveira, President, State Troopers Non-Commissioned Officers Association
  • David Pearson, Assistant Director of Veteran Services, Catholic Charities
  • Michael Schneider, President, Bergen County Central Trades and Labor Council

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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