Andy Kim Announces Endorsement from theProfessional Firefighters Association of New Jersey
MARLTON, NJ — Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced the endorsement of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey (PFANJ), the New Jersey state affiliate of the 320,000 member International Association of Firefighters, adding to a long list of local organizations supporting his reelection.
“We’re proud to endorse Congressman Andy Kim for reelection and we look forward to continuing our work together,” said President Steve McConlogue. “When he first ran for Congress, Andy gave us his commitment to supporting our members and he has held true to that promise. From fighting for collective bargaining rights and access to Medicare and mental health support to voting to permanently authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Andy has kept his word to support New Jersey’s firefighters. His recent work securing much needed COVID-19 relief funding for states and municipalities have shown that in times of crisis, Andy steps up as a leader for his community. We need him back in Congress fighting for us.”
“All of us, including my baby boys, look up to firefighters and fire-based paramedics because they risk their lives for us. I’m proud to have their support because I will do everything I can to help them serve our communities safely and effectively,” said Congressman Andy Kim. “Working for our community means fighting for better health care, for better labor standards, and for the funding our states and municipalities need to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Our first responders keep us safe, and we owe them our unwavering support.”
In addition to the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey (PFANJ), Andy has been endorsed by the ATU New Jersey State Council, Ironworkers Local 399, UA Local 322, Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC Service Technicians, Teamsters Joint Council 53 and Local 676, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of New Jersey, the Communication Workers of America Local 1036 and Local 1032, The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), the New Jersey State Association of Letter Carriers, and the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ).
In addition to formal endorsements, Kim has the support of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Treasury Employees Union, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, and the Air Line Pilots Association, among others.
Without taking support from corporate PACs, the campaign raised more than $1 million in the second fundraising quarter of 2020. The campaign has raised more than $4.3 million in the 2020 cycle, and currently has more than $3.5 million cash on hand. The campaign has put itself in a strong position to win what is widely expected to be one of the most competitive races in the country this fall. Of individual donations to Kim’s campaign, 90 percent were $100 or less, demonstrating continued grassroots support that helped him win in 2018.
Congressman Kim has been listed as part of the DCCC’s Frontline program and has been endorsed by government reform groups like End Citizens United PAC and the Patriotic Millionaires; national security and veterans groups like VoteVets, Serve American PAC, Foreign Policy for America, and Council for a Livable World; progressive groups like the League of Conservation Voters and Planned Parenthood Action Fund; and advocacy organizations like Brady PAC, Emgage Action and Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), among other organizations.
Congressman Kim grew up in Marlton, NJ and lives in the district with his wife, Kammy, and two young children. He previously served as the Director for Iraq and the Counter-ISIS fight at the White House National Security Council and as a strategic adviser to top generals in Afghanistan.