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Gov. Phil Murphy. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Murphy gets backing of IFPTE

By David Wildstein, July 13 2021 6:58 am

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) has endorsed Gov. Phil Murphy for re-election to a second term.

“When IFPTE met with Governor Murphy four years ago while he was running for Governor, he made a promise to our union and our members in New Jersey that he would prioritize the issues of importance to the State’s workers and their unions. He has lived up to that promise,” said IFPTE President Paul Shearon.  “Governor Murphy has proven himself to be a champion for working families and IFPTE is proud to support him for reelection.”

The IFPTE represents 36 chapters and about 6,500 employees across the state in the public and private sector areas, including the Paramus Veterans Home.

“Governor Murphy doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk,” said Tim Rudolph, the IFPTE Atlantic Council president and president of Local 195.  “For example, he pledged to put in place a much-needed millionaires’ tax to help fund the public services New Jersey citizens require, instead of the same old approach taken by most politicians of putting the burden on the backs of working families.

Rudolph served on Murphy’s Transportation and Infrastructure team after the 2017 election.

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