Congressman Donald Norcross (D-1) is seeking re-election this year, the Congressman announced on Wednesday.

“It’s been an honor and privilege to work on behalf of the community I’ve called home my entire life,” Norcross said. “Whether it is fighting for higher wages and pay equity, ensuring our students have more educational and vocational opportunities with less debt, making sure women, seniors and veterans have access to quality affordable health care, and passing sensible gun reform to keep our communities safe, I want to chart a successful course for South Jersey and improve quality of life for all Americans.”

Norcross made the announcement in front of Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill with the endorsement of Assemblyman John Wisniewski, the Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, former State Chair of the Democratic Party and Chair of New Jersey's Bernie Sanders Campaign.

“Donald has long been a leader on progressive issues and a fighter for all of New Jersey’s working families," Wisniewski said. "He continues to put New Jersey residents first instead of Wall Street and big business, creating a fairer playing field and making access and opportunity to good paying jobs a priority. I am proud to stand with the Congressman and endorse him for re-election.”

The New Jersey campaign for Democratic presidential contender and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also endorsed Norcross. Vice Chair of the state Democratic Party and Clinton campaign surrogate Lizette Delgado-Polanco talked about Norcross’ commitment to Democratic principles and why he is the best person to represent the first congressional district.

“We know Congressman Norcross has dedicated himself to making the nation and New Jersey safer, creating jobs with higher wages, standing up for women, and providing affordable access to higher education and healthcare for all,” Delgado-Polanco said. “We believe his vision, courage and compassion will be an asset to all of New Jersey and will give his constituents the best opportunity for prosperity in the future.”

The First Legislative District covers parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, and the Democratic parties in all three counties endorsed Norcross. He also filed over 3,000 petition signature from supporters across the district.

Norcross defeated Republican and former Philadelphia Eagle Garry Cobb in a two-part race for the First Congressional seat following Rob Andrews’ resignation in 2014.

For more information about Congressman Donald Norcross’s campaign, visit www.donaldnorcrossforcongress.com.

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