Democratic leaders in Ocean County are proudly endorsing Stephanie Schmid to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s 4th District. Those supporting Stephanie include: Ed Wolff, Point Pleasant Borough Municipal Chair; Patricia Troise, Manchester Municipal Chair; Erin Wheeler, Former Candidate for State Assembly, LD-10; Gene Davis, Former Councilman, Jackson.
“Stephanie is a proven leader,” Wheeler said. “She has the experience and the grit to finally flip this seat, and most importantly she has demonstrated her commitment to lifting up local candidates and community members. When I ran for State Assembly in 2019, Stephanie was the only candidate in CD4 who stepped up and volunteered her time as well as her staff and volunteers’ time to knock on doors and get out the vote for our local races. I know that as the next Congresswoman in CD4 she will continue to fight on behalf of all of us here in New Jersey.”
Stephanie is grateful for these endorsements. “I understand that in order to win in November we will need the support of party leaders up and down the ballot, in addition to a strong grassroots organization,” Stephanie said. “I have spent my career serving those who have not had the voice they deserve in our democracy, and I will continue that work throughout this election. I am incredibly thankful to have the backing of local leaders in Ocean County. I am committed to working together to elect Democrats up and down the ticket.”
Stephanie is a New Jersey native, retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer and Diplomat who served her country overseas on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, as well as a human rights litigation attorney and former non-profit leader. She’s running to bring new leadership to Congress at a time when we need more public service leaders to step up and work to solve the pressing challenges we face and create opportunities for the people of New Jersey.