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Gov. Corzine, NJ Officials Endorse Clinton

April 02, 2007

The Clinton Campaign today announced the endorsement of Governor Jon Corzine and more than a dozen other leading New Jersey officials.

"She is someone who I know as a leader," Corzine said of Clinton. "And I hope the American people will recognize she is the most qualified person to be President of the United States."

Corzine was elected governor in 2005, after establishing himself as a leading voice on economic policy and an opponent of the Iraq war during his first term in the U.S. Senate. Prior to the Senate, Corzine spent more than two decades at Goldman Sachs where he rose to become chairman and CEO and was named one of the top 50 technology executives in America by Time Magazine.

"I think we all know how strong Hillary Rodham Clinton has been as a spokesman for children and health care," Corzine said. "She is the go-to U.S. Senator that everyone turns to on these issues."

Congressmen Frank Pallone and Rob Andrews also endorsed Clinton today, giving her a strong base of support in the Garden State.

"I'm thrilled to have the endorsement and support of so many elected officials and leaders," Clinton said. "It gives me a great sense of momentum and energy in New Jersey."

Below is a full list of New Jersey officials endorsing Hillary Clinton today.

New Jersey Officials Endorsing Hillary Clinton Today:

Governor Jon Corzine

Congressman Rob Andrews

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.

Former Governor Brendan Byrne

Former Governor Jim Florio

Former Congressman Herb Klein

State Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts

State Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman

State Democratic Party Chairman and Assemblyman Joe Cryan

Democratic National Committee Member Tonio Burgos

Democratic National Committee Member June Fisher

State Senator and Bayonne Mayor Joe Doria

State Senator Barbara Buono

State Senator Nia Gill

State Senator Ray Lesniak

State Senator Loretta Weinberg

State Assemblyman Tom Giblin

State Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle

Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo

Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes

Buena Mayor Chuck Chiarello

Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage

Hamilton Mayor Glen Gilmore

Highland Park Mayor Meryl Frank

Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos

Paterson Mayor Joey Torres

Former Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Bass Levin

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi

Essex County Sheriff Armondo Fontoura

Passaic County Sheriff Jerry Speziale

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich

Atlantic County Democratic Chair Ron Ruff

Burlington County Democratic Chair Richard Perr

Essex County Democratic Chair Phil Thigpen

Hunterdon County Democratic Chair David Del Vecchio

Mercer County Democratic Chair Rich McClellan

Monmouth County Democratic Chair Vic Scudiery

Morris County Democratic Chair Lew Candura

Ocean County Democratic Chair Wyatt Earp

Passaic County Democratic Chair John Currie

Somerset County Democratic Chair Elia Pelios

Sussex County Democratic Chair Megan Ward

Warren County Democratic Chair David DeGerolamo

Hillary Clinton, Gov. Corzine, NJ Officials Endorse Clinton Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/316169

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