January 8, 2024

Congressman Andy Kim Lands Major Endorsement from AFSCME International and New Jersey Council 63 for U.S. Senate Bid

Kim to receive endorsement from both the International and New Jersey State Councils

MOORESTOWN N.J. – Today, Congressman Andy Kim received the endorsement from the powerful labor union American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), receiving support from both the International Council and, by unanimous vote, the New Jersey Council 63, in his effort to be the next U.S. Senator from New Jersey. AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 represents over 30,000 New Jersey workers and retirees across our state government and other critical positions who understand the importance of having strong champions in the Senate with a proven track record of fighting for working families.

“It’s an honor to receive the endorsement of the working men and women who make our state and municipal governments work every single day,” said Congressman Andy Kim. “I’ve seen the sacrifices our public servants have made over these past years and I’ve been proud to advocate for them at the Capitol. As Senator, I’ll confidently continue that fight to help secure better working conditions and fairer contracts knowing the 30,000 AFSCME members in New Jersey will be fighting by my side. ”

“AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 is proud to endorse Andy Kim for Senate. He understands the needs of everyday workers and respects the integral role that AFSCME members play in providing essential services to the people of New Jersey,” stated AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 Executive Director Steve Tully. “We fight to ensure that promotional opportunities and career advancement for our members are based on merit, not on who you know. Congressman Kim has worked his way up through the ranks in government and is the best-qualified candidate in this race. Our members recognize and appreciate his support!”

Congressman Andy Kim is a three-term Member of Congress first elected in 2018 and is the first Asian American elected to federal office from New Jersey. In 2018 and 2020, Andy defeated two self-funding millionaires in a district carried by former President Trump, and in 2022 Kim defeated his third self-funding millionaire opponent by 12 points.

In his three terms in Congress, Andy has worked hard to lower costs for New Jersey families and help support small businesses through challenging times. Andy has also been a leading champion in fighting against corruption in our broken politics.