Democratic House candidate Stephanie Schmid was endorsed by Serve America PAC Wednesday.
The group, founded by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) supports Democrats with military service.
“Stephanie Schmid has a long record of elevating the voices of the marginalized and fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves,” Moulton said. “From her work across the globe with the State Department to her time directing foreign policy at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Stephanie has always put others before herself. I’m proud to endorse her.”
Schmid, who is running to oust Rep. Chris Smith, was a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State for roughly seven years.
Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair), Tom Malinowski (D-Rocky Hill) and Andy Kim (D-Marlton) have also received the group’s relatively-minor endorsement.
“I am running for Congress because we need leaders with public service backgrounds to step forward and serve the American people in a new way — as elected officials who put country over party. We must move forward, as a nation, from the divisive partisan rhetoric in Washington,” Schmid said. “Instead we must work together to find real solutions to the challenges our country is facing. As the next Congresswoman in NJ-04, my focus will be on working with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to improve the lives of the people of my district and all Americans.”