Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-8) today endorsed Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman for Congress in the 12th District.
“Having worked with Bonnie in the Assembly and seen first hand what a force she is as a leader in the Democratic Party, I can confidently say there is no one better to fill the position being vacated by Congressman Rush Holt representing the 12th Congressional District,” Sires said.
“Bonnie has consistently demonstrated the tenacity and leadership required to introduce and implement initiatives prioritized by Democrats in her district and across the state and I believe those are qualities that would serve her well in Washington,” the congressman added. “Bonnie Watson Coleman’s abilities as a legislator and as someone always willing to fight without hesitation for our Democratic principles make her the best candidate to win the Democratic Primary on June 3rd, which is why I am endorsing her today.”
“Congressman Sires has been a long-time friend and a true leader in the Democratic Party for years,” said Watson Coleman. “His work on behalf of the children and families in his District and across New Jersey has always been his number one priority and I am very proud to receive his endorsement. The work of people in Washington like Albio Sires is what makes me feel so resolute in my support of the priorities of President Obama and Democrats in Congress and I look forward to the opportunity to work with him to ensure health care fulfills its promise, we increase gun safety measures and everyone receives equal pay for equal work. The fight for our progressive principles against the Tea Party is not one that can be taken lightly and I look forward to working with other strong Democrats like Albio Sires towards those efforts.”