2013 Election Results
New Jerseyans decisively voted in favor of a raise in the minimum wage and continued to support pro-labor and pro-healthcare state legislators. But despite her vigorous campaign and championing of working families in the state, State Senator Barbara Buono went down to defeat.
HPAE Endorsements for the 2013 Elections
In addition to electing a Governor and U.S. Senator, New Jersey voters will elect all of the state legislators in the Assembly and State Senate.
Based on a thorough review by our Committee on Political Education (COPE) of the candidates' positions on key issues for HPAE members, the HPAE State Executive Council (SEC) has endorsed Corey Booker for U.S. Senator, Barbara Buono for Governor, and state legislative candidates in almost all of the forty districts.
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Labor Walks and Phone Banking
HPAE and other union members need to have information and analysis about the candidates' positions to make an informed choice in the elections. That is why we join with other unions in "Labor Walks" to talk with union members, at their homes, about the key issues facing working people. We also participate in phone banking.
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Barbara Buono for Governor
Based on her record of support for affordable health care, a fair tax system, and the rights of workers, on March 20th, HPAE endorsed State Senator Barbara Buono for Governor of New Jersey.
Learn about the policy differences between Barbara Buono and Governor Christie.
Photo below: President Ann Twomey and Vice President Bernie Gerard, with Barbara Buono (middle)
Cory Booker: Our New U.S. Senator
HPAE supported Newark Mayor Cory Booker's bid to become U.S. Senator. Booker is a strong supporter of the issues that are important to healthcare workers while his opponent, Steve Lonegan, consistently advocated an anti-worker agenda. We congratulate Senator-elect Booker on his election.