The Steve Stokes for Freeholder campaign announced an unprecedented list of endorsements for Stokes’ candidacy, including:
- New Jersey State AFL-CIO
- Atlantic-Cape May Central Labor Council (CLC)
- Atlantic County Council of Education Associations (ACCEA)
- Stockton Federation of Teachers Local 2275 (SFT)
- South Jersey Building and Construction Trades
“I’m honored by the outpouring of support by organized labor and working families in Atlantic County,” said Steve Stokes, a Union carpenter and retired Army Master Sergeant. “The residents of Galloway, Absecon, Brigantine and Port Republic deserve a Freeholder that will work hard to make their lives better, not a career politician interested in keeping his seat.”
Despite being an incumbent Freeholder and a member of the NJEA, Freeholder Rich Dase, Jr. failed to get the endorsement of any labor union in Atlantic County, including his own.
“Steve’s always been a fighter,” said former Galloway Councilman Jim Gorman, who is also a member of the executive board of Operating Engineers Local 68. “He wore the uniform of our country and fought to preserve our freedom, he fights on behalf of the members of his union, and he will fight for the people of Atlantic County to get taxes in balance, rejuvenate our economy, and provide services to our seniors.”
“It has been an honor sharing a ballot with our next Freeholder Steve Stokes,” said Absecon Mayor John Armstrong. “We need more partners in county government to continue the success we’ve enjoyed here in Absecon. Steve will be a good friend to our city and help us make Absecon an even better place to live and raise a family.”
Steve Stokes is running in the Fourth Freeholder District, which is made up of the municipalities of Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic. For more information about Steve Stokes, go to AtlanticDemocrats.com/candidates.