In First Campaign Video, Gottheimer Talks Family and ‘Jersey Values’

Democratic congressional district 5 candidate Josh Gottheimer has released his first campaign video.

In the video, Gottheimer talks about his wife and children, his family history and the ‘Jersey values’ he learned growing up in NJ. The video also discusses Gottheimer’s past work as a presidential speechwriter for Preisdent Bill Clinton, his time at the FCC, the work he did at Ford and the job he left at Microsoft to pursue a congressional run.

“As a fiscally conservative and socially progressive Democrat, I know we can find common ground so this is my take: let’s lower tax rates to help businesses grow and compete while closing loopholes that undermine the economy and invest in a future that creates jobs and opportunity,” Gottheimer said in the video. “Both parties need to join together to stand with those who stand with us.”

Gottheimer will likely face Republican incumbent Congressman Scott Garrett in November.

Watch the video here: