Greg Vartan, Councilman in the City of Summit and former congressional candidate, announced his endorsement of Sue Altman today in her campaign for New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District and will be joining the campaign as a Senior Advisor.
“We need someone who understands the values and priorities of the district, can fight for them and has the resources to win. That’s Sue Altman,” Vartan said. “Since the beginning of my campaign I’ve been saying I believe there is an emergency in Washington. Getting to know Sue, I am confident she has what it takes to win back this seat, take the emergency in Washington head on, and restore competent representation to our district.”
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of a fourth-generation resident of our district, especially one whom I enjoyed getting to know the last several months on the campaign trail,” Altman said. “Councilman Vartan has a bright future ahead of him and his endorsement highlights the robust partnership I plan to forge between the federal government and our local elected officials while in Congress. We need a representative who is connected to the communities and leaders across our district and across partisan lines – and who will work tirelessly to ensure that our towns get the support they need from Washington.”
Vartan, a fourth-generation Summit resident, is the latest in a line of local elected officials and municipal Democratic Party chairs to have endorsed Altman’s congressional bid, highlighting the work she has been doing to build relationships with the towns in the district, as well as the party’s grassroots.
“I’m proud to stand side by side with Sue as she fights to take back our district from a MAGA extremist,” Vartan said. “My fellow municipal officials should feel confident that, once in Congress, Sue will be a powerful advocate for the interests of our communities in Washington.”