Member support pushes 9 of 11 endorsed candidates to victory
In a strong performance by pro-education candidates in New Jersey, nine out of 11 U.S. House candidates endorsed by NJEA members won their elections, with one election still not officially decided as of Wednesday morning. Over the course of the election season, thousands of NJEA members knocked on doors, made phone calls and worked to elect proven advocates for public education.
NJEA’s officers, President Sean M. Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty and Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson released this statement:
“Students, educators and New Jersey families are the winners today as our state will once again send a pro-education delegation to Congress. In a hotly contested election year, our members stepped up to volunteer and vote for candidates who respect our profession and share our commitment to making sure students have well-funded schools and a well-rounded education. These winning candidates also know that students are more successful when their communities are safe and strong, and they are advocates for pro-family, pro-union policies. While it will be days or longer before we know the full outcome of the election nationwide, we are proud that New Jersey is once again sending a solid majority of progressive, pro-student advocates to Washington, DC.”