In Memoriam

Frank Maltese, a former president of the North Brunswick Democratic Club, passed away on June 14.  He was 97.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Catherine Sharkey died on June 13.  She served as a Democratic County Committee member in Red Bank.

AFL-CIO backs Chris Smith

The New Jersey AFL-CIO has endorsed Republican Rep. Chris Smith for re-election to a 20th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Smith also has the backing of the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council in his race against Democrat Josh Welle. “For me, the cause of working families—and the critical importance of unions in the never-ending fight for fair wages and benefits, workplace protections and other important terms

Andersen joins Princeton Strategic Communications

Ethan Andersen, who worked for the Committee to Build the Economy, an independent expenditure on behalf of Phil Murphy’s 2017 campaign for governor, will join Princeton Strategic Communications later this month. He will run communications for PSC, which is part of the Princeton Public Affairs Group. Andersen is the social media director of the New Jersey Young Democrats and director of operations and digital engagement for Celebrate New Jersey Now.