January 29, 2024

Andy Kim Receives Endorsement for US Senate from Hillside Mayor Dahlia Vertreese

MOORESTOWN N.J. - Today, Congressman Andy Kim announced he has received the support of Mayor Dahlia Vertreese of Hillside in his bid to become the next U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

“In his three terms in the U.S. Congress, Andy Kim has stood up to attempts to undermine our democracy, he’s fought corruption, and he’s been a voice for the rights of all who struggle to be heard,” said Hillside Mayor Dahlia Vertreese in an online post that can be read in full by clicking here. “Andy has worked for his community and his country his entire life. He has young sons like me; he has been underestimated like me; and he believes in grassroots like I do. When we vote for the people who represent us in Washington, we must elect people who best reflect us and our values. I know what it’s like to be told not to run. I know what it’s like to be told to wait my turn. I know what it’s like to have people in power expect me to show up, but not speak out. We need to elect a Senator who understands our lives, who sees us, hears our voices, and is willing to do the right thing for our community and our state.”

“I am honored to have Mayor Vertreese on my side as we continue to build our grassroots coalition across the state,” said Congressman Andy Kim. “Dahlia has had to navigate New Jersey’s broken politics throughout her own career, so she knows first-hand why this moment is so important for our state as we look to restore integrity to politics and give power back to the people. A champion for her community in Union County, I am grateful to have earned her support and look forward to joining her in Hillside throughout the next few months to learn more about the problems her residents face so I can address them head-on in the Senate.”

Hillside Mayor
Click on the image above for video of Mayor Vertreese’s endorsement

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. Andy is part of a new and younger generation of leaders stepping up in the Democratic Party.

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.