Skip to main content

Clean Water Action is excited to announce our 2023 New Jersey Endorsements! 

Check out our full list of New Jersey environmental champions below and make a plan to vote early, by mail or on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Every single state legislator and local races are on the ballot in 2023, so your vote can be the difference to ensure New Jersey tackles the climate crisis, protects our drinking water, and promotes environmental justice. 

Voting Matters - Make Your Voice Heard! Find out where and how to vote on New Jersey's Voter Information Portal here

DISTRICT 7 (Burlington)

Senator Troy Singleton (D)

  • Authored nation’s strongest environmental justice law and a law to replace lead pipes that contaminate drinking water
  • Prime sponsor of a clean energy equity bill to make solar power, battery storage and jobs more accessible to the low income.

DISTRICT 11 (Monmouth)

Senator Vin Gopal (D)

  • Opposes false climate solutions like burning plastics and dirty methane gas
  • Supports bills to make packaging manufacturers responsible for their waste and require water suppliers to remove unregulated contaminants from drinking water 

Luanne Peterpaul and Margie Donlon for Assembly (D)

  • Scored in the top 5% of all 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities
  • Committed to defending and advancing strong recycling, climate crisis and drinking water policies 

DISTRICT 14 (Mercer/Middlesex)

Sen. Linda Greenstein (D)

  • Long-time environmental champion and current lead sponsor of the green amendment to give folks the constitutional right to clean and water
  • Helped secure passage of electric school bus, plastic bag ban and clean energy laws

DISTRICT 15 (Mercer/Hunterdon)

Senator Shirley Turner (D)

  • Scored in the top 5% of all 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities
  • Champion of the "Safe Playing Fields Act" that restricts the use of the most toxic lawn care pesticides at child care centers and certain schools

Asemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D)

  • Scored in the top 5% of all 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities, including ensuring millionaires and large corporations pay their fair share to fund critical programs
  • Opposes all new major fossil fuel projects in New Jersey

DISTRICT 16 (Somerset/Middlesex/Mercer/Hunterdon)

Senator Andrew Zwicker (D)

  • An environmental champion seeking the constitutional right to clean air and water and fighting to stop the raids on the Clean Energy Fund and NJ Transit
  • Authored law to ensure we measure and thus reduce the devastating impacts caused by the climate emergency

Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D)

  • Scored in the top 5% of all 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities including opposing false climate solutions
  • Champion of marine mammals and wildlife while continuing to move NJ into a sustainable energy future and was an early adopter of fully electric vehicles

Michelle Drulis for Assembly (D)

  • Strong advocate of open space to preserve and improve parks and public recreational sites so kids can play and protect water resources like the Delaware Water Gap and reservoirs across the district so families have access to clean drinking water
  • Scored in the top 5% of all 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities

DISTRICT 17 (Middlesex/Somerset)

Senator Bob Smith (D)

  • The lead legislator on all things environment as Senate Environment chair and author of the Highlands Act which protects the land that supplies half the state’s drinking water
  • Prime sponsor of countless electric vehicle, plastic bag, food waste, solar, offshore wind and recycling laws

DISTRICT 27 (Essex/Passaic)

Asm. John McKeon for Senate (D)

  • Prime sponsor of bills to provide the constitutional right to clean air and water and make solar energy more accessible to low income households
  • Prime sponsor of too many environmental laws to list, most notably the nation’s strongest environmental justice, and a watchdog on the Assembly Budget Committee

DISTRICT 28 (Essex/Union)

Garnet R. Hall for Assembly (D)

  • 2nd highest score of all 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities, scored 100% plus extra credit
  • An environmentalist that practices what she preaches from getting dirty doing stream clean-ups to strong positions on false climate solutions and clean energy alternatives

DISTRICT 32 (Hudson)

Asm. Raj Mukherji for Senate (D)

  • Strong opponent of the proposed Turnpike expansion that will increase air pollution and traffic congestion in Jersey City and Hoboken
  • An environmental champ on issues from saving Liberty State Park and stopping dirty gas plants in Kearny and North Bergen to countless bills in Trenton

John Allen for Assembly (D)

  • 3rd highest score of all 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities including safeguarding open space, expanding public transit, and reducing flooding
  • Helped advance the new Northwest Resiliency Park and secure the Union Dry Dock site to protect Hoboken’s shoreline and unite its waterfront as a contiguous, public park

DISTRICT 34 (Essex)

Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake for Senate (D)

  • The leading legislator against the Garden State Parkway expansion in East Orange and Irvington due to air pollution and the further splintering of neighborhoods concerns
  • Co-prime sponsor of key housing, electric school bus, polluter pays and environmental justice laws

DISTRICT 35 (Passaic)

Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter (D)

  • Scored in top 5% of 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities from securing the constitutional right to clean air and water to stopping new dirty gas projects
  • Top priorities include addressing lead paint, improving air quality and cleaning up the Passaic River

DISTRICT 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman Shama A. Haider (D)

  • Highest score of all 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities with a special focus on the climate crisis, solid waste and drinking water
  • Lead sponsor of the “Protecting Against Forever Chemicals Act” to restrict the use of toxic chemicals like PFAS and co-prime sponsor of polluter pays, electric vehicle laws

Assemblywoman Ellen J. Park (D)

  • Lead sponsor of rail car (aka oil bomb train) safety legislation which requires discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport hazardous materials like frack oil
  • Scored in top 5% of 2023 legislative candidates on Clean Water Action priorities like opposing dirty gas plants in overburdened communities and more funding for NJ Transit

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

Assembleyman Dan Benson for County Executive (D-Mercer)

  • Long-time environmental champion for Clean Water Action priorities from clean energy equity, mass transit and electric vehicles to the constitutional right to clean air and water
  • Committed to addressing flooding, environmental justice and over development issues including the very poor siting of warehouses

Dan Weiss, Stacey Fox and Benjamin Finkelstein for West Windsor Council

  • Champions against overdevelopment and large scale industrialization that will increase traffic congestion and flooding and reduce public health and safety
  • Committed to improving sidewalks, paths and cross walks especially near schools to better protect our kids, seniors, cyclists, walkers and runners

Voting Matters - Make Your Voice Heard!

Thanks for being a 2023 Clean Water Voter.

 

Paid for and authorized by Clean Water Action for distribution to its members. For more information, please call 973-744-3005.

States/Regions