The Bergen County Building & Construction Trades Council has endorsed Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) for re-election to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Congressman Josh Gottheimer is an incredible fighter for the priorities of working families in Bergen County and New Jersey and we are proud to endorse him for re-election,” said Rick Sabato, president of the council, which represents 25,000 workers and their families living in Bergen County.
The endorsement comes two days before the Bergen County Democratic convention, where Gottheimer faces primary opponent Arati Kreibich for the endorsement and the organization line.
Sabato said that Gottheimer “works hard to bring good jobs to New Jersey, and stands up for what matters to our families, including defending the healthcare our members depend on and fighting for infrastructure and lower taxes.”
“Josh Gottheimer knows how to get things done and delivers results, and we look forward to working to send him back to Congress,” Sabato said.
The Bergen County Building & Construction Trades Council was an early backer of Gottheimer, endorsing his first congressional run in 2016 when he ousted seven-term Rep. Scott Garrett (R-Wantage).
Gottheimer praised the building trades group their role in building the local economy in North Jersey.
“Whether it’s fighting for critical infrastructure projects, including Gateway and the Portal Bridge, that will create thousands of good jobs in our state, or protecting affordable healthcare, I won’t stop fighting to grow our economy, to expand opportunities and to ensure a bright future for our families,” the congressman said.