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Bergen County Commissioner Joan Voss.

Voss backs Johnson slate

By Nikita Biryukov, March 23 2021 10:15 am

Bergen County Commissioner Joan Voss endorsed Assemblyman Gordon Johnson’s (D-Englewood) Senate campaign Tuesday, also backing his Assembly running mates.

“Throughout our years in the State Assembly together, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson and I collaborated on countless initiatives, policy proposals, and community projects,” Voss said. “There is no greater advocate or more dedicated official for the people of District 37 than Gordon.”

Johnson is running against Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Englewood) for Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg’s (D-Teaneck) seat in the upper chamber. Weinberg is not seeking re-election this year.

Voss, a former Assemblywoman representing the neighboring, also backed former Tenafly Councilwoman Shama Haider and former Englewood Cliffs Councilwoman Ellen Park, organization-backed Assembly candidates running on the line with Johnson.

“He has spent his adult life in service to our community, attending our meetings, joining our rallies, and answering our concerns,” she said. “He has proven to be on the right side of every major democratic initiative whether that is marriage equality, equal pay, or investments in our public education system. Now, together with his trailblazing running mates, Gordon is set to make history as the first Black State Senator, and indeed he should, he has earned it.”

Teaneck Councilwoman Gervonn Romney Rice and Tenafly Councilwoman Lauren Kohn Dayton are running off-the-line with Vainieri Huttle.

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