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BRIDGETON — Cumberland County Freeholder Jack Surrency and his running mates Donna M. Pearson and Tracy Wells-Huggins Tuesday announced the endorsement of the South Jersey Progressive Democrats.
“Jack Surrency, Donna Pearson and Tracey Wells-Huggins embody the values South Jersey needs in leadership positions across our region,” said Kate Delany, president, South Jersey Progressive Democrats. “The platform of these freeholder candidates prioritizes residentsâ€™ access to healthcare, to transportation, to jobs.”
South Jersey Progressive Democrats (SJPD) is a grassroots organization, founded in 2017 that provides county-wide challenge to the Democratic “machine” candidates in 2019. The SJPD has been successful in building progressive coalitions across New Jersey.
The organization said by identifying candidates for endorsement, the group is continuing the work of restoring democracy to New Jersey.
â€œWhether itâ€™s government accountability or access to economic opportunities, we fight for the same fights as our brothers and sisters in the progressive movement,â€ Surrency said. “The endorsement of the SJPD is a particular point of pride for us.â€
â€œThe South Jersey Progressive Democrats are the standard for what it means to fight for working families, keep government in-check, and speak truth to power.â€ said, a former freeholder.
â€œIâ€™ve spent my whole life fighting for social justice,â€ said Wells-Huggins, a registered nurse and juvenile justice advocate. â€œItâ€™s so refreshing to have an organization backing you that shares those same values.â€
â€œWe need leaders like Jack, Donna and Tracey, who will reject insider politics and call out corruption, who will not surrender their independent voice or judgement because their commitment is to the well-being of their community,â€ said Delany, who also serves as the Collingswood Democratic Municipal chair.
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