Laura Fortgang Awarded Guns Sense Candidate Distinction; LD26 Democrat Selected for Moms Demand Action Designation

Laura Fortgang Awarded Guns Sense Candidate Distinction

LD 26 Democrat Selected for Moms Demand Action Designation

VERONA, NJ (Aug. 19, 2019)—Laura Fortgang, the Democratic candidate for New Jersey State Assembly in the 26th Legislative District, has been selected for the 2019 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction.

The Distinction recognizes that a candidate stands for gun safety and is committed to governing with gun safety in mind if elected.

“When our daily worries include whether our children or ourselves will be safe at school, at the mall, the movie theater or anywhere people gather in numbers because a shooter could be a likely circumstance, we have gone too far,” Fortgang said. “I am proud to have the Gun Sense Distinction and will fight for common sense gun laws. New Jersey has some of the strongest gun safety laws but with seventy-five percent of New Jersey gun crimes being committed with guns secured out of state, we stil have work to do,” Fortgang said.


Laura Fortgang was raised in New Providence, New Jersey and is a 24-year resident of Verona. An internationally recognized business consultant and executive coach, Laura has worked with organizations such as Novartis and NASA to guide them through difficult transitions and re-establish effective communication. She is a best-selling author and sought-after public speaker. As the working mother of three children, Laura has balanced the demands of running her own business with being a tireless volunteer with the Verona school district, taking on every volunteer role from class parent to president of the music boosters. Laura currently serves as the chairwoman of the Verona Democratic Committee.


New Jersey’s 26th state legislative district includes the municipalities of Fairfield, North Caldwell, Verona and West Caldwell in Essex County; Butler, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Montville, Morris Plains, Parsippany and Rockaway Township in Morris County; and West Milford in Passaic County.

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