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House Candidate Stephanie Schmid. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Brown backs Schmid in NJ-4

By Nikita Biryukov, May 21 2020 5:43 pm

Monmouth County Democratic Chairman David Brown endorsed Stephanie Schmid’s bid for the party nod to take on Rep. Chris Smith (R-Hamilton) Thursday.

“Stephanie has worked tirelessly to meet with folks throughout Monmouth County, listening to their needs and ensuring our community that she is a present and responsive leader who will work on behalf of all of us in Washington,” Brown said. “I was impressed to see Stephanie and her campaign volunteer their time to help our local candidates running for election last fall, and I continue to be impressed with her dedication to this race and to our community during this crisis.”

Schmid faces two opponents, former journalist David Applefield and former United Nations staffer Christine Conforti, in her bid for the Democratic nomination.

In 2018, 64% of the fourth district’s Democratic primary votes came from Monmouth County.

“I respect and admire Chairman Brown for his dedication to our community and to our party,” Schmid said. “At this moment of crisis, people are seeing firsthand how much representation matters at all levels of government, and the critical role we all play as voters. I have spent my career in service to those who have not had the voice they deserve in our democracy, and I am thrilled to work with Chairman Brown and people across NJ-04 to elect democrats up and down the ballot in November, including bringing new representation to our district for the first time in nearly forty years.”

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