SEIU 32BJ ENDORSES SUE ALTMAN IN NJ-7 CAMPAIGN AGAINST REP. TOM KEAN JR.

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SEIU 32BJ ENDORSES SUE ALTMAN IN NJ-7 CAMPAIGN AGAINST REP. TOM KEAN JR.

Multiple Labor Endorsements and Fundraising Lead Cement Altman as Frontrunner in Democratic Primary

Lambertville, NJ – Sue Altman, Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, has received the endorsement of Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ, one of the largest labor unions in New Jersey. This comes shortly after Altman received the endorsement of the Communication Workers of America and announced over half a million dollars in the first few months of the campaign, cementing her as the frontrunner in the Democratic primary to take on Rep. Tom Kean Jr.

“It is an absolute honor to have the support of SEIU 32BJ. Over the last several years we’ve worked together in NJ to make our laws stronger for everyday New Jerseyans, and now we will continue our partnership in Washington,” said Sue Altman, Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. “We are building a broad coalition to take back our district from Tom Kean Jr, who has been happily enabling an extremist fringe in his own party. His vote for the most radical Speaker in modern history means he is far out of step with Jersey values. I’ll always put the interests of hard working folks like 32BJ’s members over anyone else trying to peddle influence in politics — whether it’s in NJ or DC.” 

“We are proud to endorse Sue Altman, the strongest candidate to defeat Tom Kean Jr next November,” said SEIU 32BJ Vice President Kevin Brown. “Sue has worked alongside us for years and is someone that workers can trust to look out for them in Congress.  Sue will fight for working people in Washington with the same tenacity and integrity that she fought alongside us with in Trenton.”

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About Sue Altman

Sue Altman is a proud daughter of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. She grew up in Clinton, attended Clinton Public School and Voorhees High School, and still calls Hunterdon County her home today, living in Lambertville.

After leading her Voorhees High School basketball team to local championships, Sue played college basketball at Columbia University and professional basketball abroad, earned two 

graduate degrees from Oxford University in the UK, then went on to become a teacher and successful basketball coach–leading two teams to state championships.

For the last several years, Sue has served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on fighting political corruption in Trenton, fighting against the waste of taxpayer dollars, and making New Jersey a better place to live for everyone. 

Sue has seen firsthand that rising costs and unfair taxes–including the Trump-era SALT deduction cap–are making it harder for the people of the 7th District to raise families, own homes, and retire in their own communities. Driven by a deep commitment to keep fighting for those communities where she was raised, Sue is now taking her years of experience advocating for a fairer system that works for all New Jerseyans and is running for Congress in her home district.

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