The Humane Society has endorsed Rep. Josh Gottheimer for re-election to his 5th district seat after the two-term Democrat scored 100% for his votes on legislation related to animal cruelty.
“Time and again, Josh Gottheimer has shown support for commonsense federal animal protection policies including cosponsoring the first anti-cruelty statute recently signed into law,” said Humane Society Legislative Fund president Sara Amundson. “Voters in the 5th district who care about the humane treatment of animals should back his re-election.”
Gottheimer faces a primary challenge from Arati Kreibich, a Glen Rock councilwoman.
“Animals are cherished companions in our homes, valuable partners to people with disabilities, critical to our farms and our economy, and much more,” he said. “I’m proud of my 100 percent animal protection record because we must do all we can to prevent their abuse and exploitation, protect their health and safety, and ensure every animal is treated responsibly.”