Professional Firefighters Association Endorses Laura Fortgang for State Assembly in 26th District
VERONA, NJ (Sept. 19, 2019)—Laura Fortgang, the Democratic challenger for New Jersey
State Assembly in the 26 th Legislative District, has earned the endorsement of the Professional
Firefighters Association of New Jersey.
The PFANJ, AFL-CIO is the chartered, statewide organization representing more than 4,000
active and retired professional firefighters, emergency medical and allied support services
personnel in New Jersey. It is affiliated with the 318,000- member International Association of
“It is an incredible honor to have the support of our firefighters and first responders, who risk
their lives to keep us safe. They provide us all with the security and peace of mind of knowing
we can rely on these highly trained professionals in our most urgent times of need,” Fortgang
said. “As the recent remembrance of the 9-11 attacks signifies, our first responders make
tremendous sacrifices on our behalf. We must protect their right to binding arbitration and
make sure they have the health care they need and the pensions and secure retirement they’ve
earned protecting us,” Fortgang 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