LD-16: Sheila Oliver endorses Marie Corfield

With the NJ primary just 15 days away, Marie Corfield just picked up another critical endorsement in her run for Assembly in LD-16, a seat she nearly won in November. Speaker Sheila Oliver says Corfield is the “best choice” to join the Assembly ranks, over Princeton-based Sue Nemeth. The importance of this election, and the opportunities for Dems with Corfield’s election are emphasized by Speaker Oliver:

“Marie Corfield will give Democrats the best chance for a veto proof majority. On issues like middle-class tax relief, education funding, and job creation, Marie Corfield will be a voice for New Jersey’s families.”

As a person actively working to help fuel this campaign (as volunteer), Oliver’s endorsement means a great deal to me. Oliver understands the opportunities for victory in the newly redistricted 16th and she chose the best and strongest candidate, one who has shown evidence she can overturn longtime Republican rule here.  

LD-16 spans over portions of Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Mercer counties. In November, in her first run for the seat, Corfield finished less than 3% behind the GOP’s Jack Ciattarelli, and just over 3% behind longtime GOP incumbent Pete Biondi, who died 48 hours after election. Both Corfield’s 2011 running mates, Joe Camarota and Maureen Vella, support her in this race.

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg has also endorsed Corfield, who won the Democratic Party conventions in all of the counties – Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon – except Nemeth’s home county of Mercer, where the Princetons are the only towns in the District.

By profession, Marie Corfield is an art teacher at Robert Hunter Elementary School in Flemington. The primary election is June 5.  

LD-16: Sheila Oliver endorses Marie Corfield

With the NJ primary just 15 days away, Marie Corfield just picked up another critical endorsement in her run for Assembly in LD-16, a seat she nearly won in November. Speaker Sheila Oliver says Corfield is the “best choice” to join the Assembly ranks, over Princeton-based Sue Nemeth. The importance of this election, and the opportunities with Corfield’s election are emphasized by Speaker Oliver:

“Marie Corfield will give Democrats the best chance for a veto proof majority. On issues like middle-class tax relief, education funding, and job creation, Marie Corfield will be a voice for New Jersey’s families.”

As a person actively working to help fuel this campaign (as volunteer), Oliver’s endorsement means a great deal to me. Oliver understands the opportunities for victory in the newly redistricted 16th and she chose the best and strongest candidate, one who has shown evidence she can overturn longtime Republican rule here.

LD-16 spans over portions of Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Mercer counties. In November, in her first run for the seat, Corfield finished less than 3% behind the GOP’s Jack Ciattarelli, and just over 3% behind longtime GOP incumbent Pete Biondi, who died 48 hours after election. Both Corfield’s 2011 running mates, Joe Camarota and Maureen Vella, support her in this race.

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg has also endorsed Corfield, who won the Democratic Party conventions in all of the counties except Nemeth’s home county of Mercer, where the Princetons are the only towns in the District.

By profession, Marie Corfield is an art teacher at Robert Hunter Elementary School in Flemington. The primary election is June 5.

Comments (17)

  1. sayitaintso

    and strong support in Mercer.

    what’s the reason she gets no respect from North Jersey?

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  2. Senator Loretta Weinberg

    Now let’s win this seat for Ms. Corfield. She took on the Governor and “stayed with it”. Congratulations Marie on this great endorsement.

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  3. the pollster

    Marie is the superior candidate. She came very close last year and has been a tireless campaigner so far this year (full disclosure–I’m a campaign volunteer and friend).

    Kudos to Speaker Oliver.

    Linda  

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  4. Jay Lassiter

    ….and this is what the progressive blog of note is reporting on today? the ONLY THING!?  Color me bored.

    Besides, I like Marie’s campaign a whole lore more before her people started getting so snarky at Sue (who’s my facebook friend and a really cool person) and her abilities.

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  5. 12mileseastofTrenton

    Either one would be a strong candidate.  

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  6. Patt

    I’m not in her district, but many of my family and friends are. I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Ms. Corfield at the Trenton Rally Against the War on Women in April. Her speech was warm and inspiring, her values clearly articulated and her presence was very reassuring. We need her, her convictions and strength of character.

    Patt Reid

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