Five New Jersey elected officials today endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. The New Jersey leaders cited Bloomberg’s record of taking on tough fights on issues like health care, climate change, and gun violence prevention as reasons for their support.
This week, U.S. Navy veteran and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill also endorsed Mike Bloomberg for president.
New Jersey elected officials endorsing Bloomberg today are:
- Matthew Goode, Keyport Councilman
- Roy Dellosso, Atlantic Highlands Councilman
- Stephen Steglik, Mount Laurel Township Councilman
- Michael Santiago, City of Millville Mayor
- Kareem Pritchett, Mount Laurel Township Councilman
“The initial group of early endorsers spotlights the diversity of Mike Bloomberg’s support in New Jersey, and showcases that his record of getting things done is well known by his neighbors in the Garden State,” said Michael Muller, the New Jersey State Director for Mike Bloomberg 2020. “The energy in New Jersey for Mike’s candidacy already has him uniquely positioned to deliver a huge delegate haul in the presidential primary.”
The list of endorsers include three historic recent victories highlighting the the broad coalition of support Mike Bloomberg is gaining in New Jersey. The City of Millville in 2013 elected Michael Santiago as the first ever Latino Mayor, and he brought with him a distinguished career in law enforcement. Mount Laurel Township in 2018 elected their first ever African American to council, Kareem Pritchett, who trains law enforcement to best respond to active shooter drills helping combat gun violence. Also, Mount Laurel Township in 2018 elected the youngest member of council in history, Stephen Steglik, who made his mark as the founder and President of the Burlington County Young Democrats.
“As a Mayor working to grow our economy in South Jersey, I’m proud to support Mike Bloomberg because his track record of getting things done is exactly the type of leadership we desperately need to make sure the economy works for all people, not just the wealthy,” said Michael Santiago.
“Mike Bloomberg can always be counted on to take on the tough fights, and his leadership combating gun violence made the choice simple for me,” said Kareem Pritchett.
“As a millenial concerned about climate change, health care and gun violence, I’m endorsing Mike Bloomberg because he has the track record to get things done,” said Stephen Steglik.
The Bloomberg campaign in New Jersey already has staff engaging voters in the state, and it plans to continue growing in the next weeks. Additional office locations, endorsements, and co-chairs to be named in the coming weeks.