The New Jersey Education Association, which has 200,000 members, has approved MP Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) for re-election in the 7th constituency of New Jersey along with eight other incumbent MPs from the Democratic Party seeking re-election in 2022.
“New Jersey has the best public schools in the country, thanks in large part to NJEA propaganda,” Malinowski said. “The support of our teachers is an investment in the future of our children, and I will never stop fighting for them to be treated with the dignity they deserve.”
The state’s largest civil servants union also supports representatives of Andy Kim (D-Moorestown), Josh Gotheimer (D-Wykaff) and Mickey Cheryl (D-Moncler), who are facing potentially competitive races for another term.
The NJEA also supports representatives of Donald Norcross (D-Camden), Frank Polone Jr. (D-Long Branch), Bill Pascrela. Jr. (D-Patterson) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing). Earlier, they announced their support for a spokesman for Donald Payne Jr. (D-Newark).
“By their actions, they have demonstrated their commitment to public education and working families,” said three senior NJEA officials, President Sean Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty and Treasurer Secretary Pelal Robertson. “They have stood with educators during these difficult last two years as we have worked to keep our schools safe and our students learning..”
Malinowski is considered the most vulnerable in the delegation. He was re-elected in 2020 with a 1% advantage over Republican Tom Keane Jr., who is seeking revenge in this year’s by-elections.
Spiller, Beatty and Robertson praised “the New Jersey delegation’s commitment to justice and fairness for all – that’s exactly what we need in Washington, DC.”
“The reaffirmation of our union of 200,000 members comes with our promise of support during the election campaign as they address voters and promote a vision of the movement of our state and our nation towards a fairer, fairer and fairer future,” they said.
The NJEA has not yet been approved in the 8th constituency, where representative Albio Sires (West New York) is not eligible for re-election.