Today, South Jersey Democrats combined forces to produce an ‘open letter’ of support for Senator Barbara Buono as a candidate for Governor against Chris Christie:
Full letter and signers, below the fold:
Today, we are proud to announce the endorsement of State Senator Barbara Buono for Governor from both, the entire South Jersey Democratic State Legislative Delegation and all seven Democratic county party chairs. Together, we are committed to tirelessly fight to elect Barbara Buono as our next Governor because she has the proven track record to stand up for middle-‐class families and the most vulnerable in our society.
Barbara Buono has a distinguished record of service during the past decade in the New Jersey State Senate. As Chairwoman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, she fought to make government more fiscally responsible by cutting $4.5 billion from the state budget, while protecting critically needed resources for health care and our schools. In the most trying of economic times, Barbara Buono has been a strong voice for New Jersey families struggling with their own economic security to help spark job creation and eliminate corporate giveaways, along with special tax breaks for multi-‐millionaires.
Four more years of Chris Christie would be four more years of protecting multi-‐millionaires, denying women access to critical life-‐saving healthcare services, rising unemployment, no relief for overburdened property taxpayers and the most vulnerable in society being trampled by failed policies. Not only is Barbara Buono uniquely qualified to serve as our next Governor, but also she has the vision and drive desperately needed to get New Jersey working again.
Stephen M. Sweeney
NJ State Senate President
Louis D. Greenwald
NJ State Assembly Majority Leader
Additional South Jersey Endorsements
Senator Jeff Van Drew
Senator Jim Whelan
Senator Fred H. Madden (Gloucester County Democratic Party Chairman)
Senator Donald Norcorss (Camden County Democratic Party Co-‐Chair)
Senator Jim Beach (Camden County Democratic Party Co-‐Chair)
Assemblyman Nelson T. Albano
Assemblyman Matthew W. Milam
Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli
Assemblywoman Celeste M. Riley
Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty
Assemblywoman Gabriela M. Mosquera
Assemblyman Angel Fuentes
Assemblyman Gilbert L. “Whip” Wilson
Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt
Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D.
Assemblyman Troy Singleton
South Jersey Democratic Chairs
Atlantic County Democratic Party Chairman Jim Schroeder
Burlington County Democratic Party Chairman Joseph Andl
Cape May County Democratic Party Chairman James Pickering, Esq.
Cumberland County Democratic Party Co-‐Chairs Bob Balicki & Doug Long
Salem County Democratic Party Chairman Steven Caltabiano