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