Laura Fortgang Endorsed for State Assembly by 32 BJ SEIU
VERONA, NJ (Sept. 20, 2019)—Laura Fortgang, the Democratic challenger for New Jersey
State Assembly in the 26 th Legislative District, has earned the endorsement of 32 BJ SEIU, the
largest property workers union in the nation.
32 BJ SEIU is an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union and represents more
than 175,000 members in 11 states. Its members include cleaners, property maintenance workers,
doormen, security officers, window cleaners, building engineers, and school and food service
workers. Members work in office, apartment, and government buildings, airports, shopping
malls, public schools, colleges, universities, stadiums, theaters, museums and country clubs.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of 32BJ, an organization that defends the rights of
workers in service professions,” Fortgang said. “I’m proud to stand for the dignity of all work
and defend the quality of life for all workers. Working people are the core of our communities
and our shared economy. Together we will continue to find solutions that bring all people of
New Jersey forward,” she said.
About Laura Fortgang
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 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.
About New Jersey’s 26 th Legislative District
The 26 th Legislative District spans Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties and includes the
communities of Butler, Fairfield, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Montville, Morris Plains,
North Caldwell, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Rockaway Township, Verona, West Caldwell, West