The Women’s Political Caucus of NJ (WPCNJ) Endorses Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle for District 37 Senate Seat
With the retirement of the incomparable Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, the Legislature will lose one of its most dedicated advocates for women’s issues. We must ensure that her seat is filled by a public servant as equally committed to not only supporting women and women’s initiatives, but one with a record of spearheading their advancement and passage.
We believe Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle is that candidate.
For over a decade, Valerie Vainieri Huttle has supported and advocated for issues central to WPCNJ’s mission including reproductive health and choice initiatives, pay equity, paid sick leave, and assistance for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She did so not only in words but in deeds, sponsoring with Senator Weinberg so many of the laws that make New Jersey better for women.
Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle has made Trenton more welcoming for women who want to serve in government. She has long maintained a majority female staff and has hosted a leadership program for high school women from her district. She is also a champion for seniors and individuals with disabilities and mental health conditions, and their paid and unpaid caregivers, who are disproportionately women.
The women of New Jersey need greater representation in the State Senate. WPCNJ proudly endorses Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle for the District 37 Senate seat.