Former State Assemblywoman Barbara Wright (NJ14), of Plainsboro, today announced her support for Republican candidate Dr. Alieta Eck in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District.
A nurse and health policy consultant, Wright cited Eck’s background as a practicing physician and founder of the Zarephath Free Health Clinic, calling her “a perfect fit for the district who has the right experience to deal with the healthcare challenges we are facing.”
“With massive changes to our healthcare system being implemented in Washington on an almost daily basis, many New Jersey residents may find themselves left behind when it comes to access, quality, and affordible healthcare,” said Wright. “The fact is no one knows more about the real issues facing physicians and patients today than Alieta Eck.”
“I can make the tough decisions when it comes to preventing government from getting between you and getting well,” said Eck. “I’m proud to have Barbara Wright’s support. She has been a champion of quality health care for the citizen’s of New Jersey for years. I will work hard to live up to her expectations.”
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) last week announced his retirement from Congress.
Eck seeks the Republican nomination in CD12, a Democratic-leaning District where three legislators – state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-14), Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-15) and Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17) are al seeking the Democratic nomination in the June Primary.