Photo courtesy of Tim Alexander campaign in 2022.


ATLANTIC CITY — With the U.S. House of Representatives District 2 Democratic primary less than three months away, civil rights attorney Tim Alexander has already scored endorsements over the past week from prominent Black political figures in the district.

Longtime Atlantic County Commissioner Ernest Coursey, who also serves as Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small’s Chief of Staff, endorsed Alexander over the past week as well as Penns Grove Mayor LaDaena Thomas in Salem County, and former Cumberland County Commissioner Donna Pearson.

Alexander also won the personal endorsement from Harrison Township Democratic Committee chairperson Kelly Redkoles, in Gloucester County.

The endorsements, covering many corners of District 2 in four different counties, appear to be an effort by Alexander to leave no stone unturned in winning the Democratic nomination for a second time to face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew.

“Tims’s deep roots in our community, his distinguished career in law enforcement, and his unwavering commitment to public service exemplify the leadership qualities we need in Congress,” said Coursey, a fixture in Atlantic County politics.

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“Tim Alexander is not just a native of New Jersey; he is a testament to the resilience and spirit of South Jersey. His journey from a dedicated detective captain in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office to a proactive community leader shows his deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our district.”

Thomas, who won a tough re-election fight in Penns Grove said Alexander understands the needs of local mayors in small towns like Penns Grove.

“Navigating those challenges requires a new type of leadership,” she said. “That’s why I am endorsing Tim Alexander for Congress. As a civil rights attorney, Tim has always put the needs of people first. His commitment to our communities, our seniors, and our children is unmatched. As a successful business owner, he understands the needs of small businesses and how the economy needs to work for them.

“Good leadership requires a combination of skills: ability, experience, and compassion. Tim Alexander is that kind of leader and he will be that kind of representative. Join me in voting for Tim Alexander.”

Pearson, the only African American woman to sit on the Cumberland County Board of Commissions — and to do it during two different time periods — said Alexander’s experience is needed in Washington when individual rights are being challenged.

“Our rights are on the ballot this year and we need a leader like Tim who would go to D.C. and stand up for South Jersey,” Pearson said. “As a civil rights attorney, I know Tim will be a strong ally in the fights Congress has ahead.

“And I also know that he will remain laser-focused on delivering the best for his District. At this pivotal moment in history, we need the Tim Alexander of the Nation in D.C. fighting for us.”

Redkoles said Alexander is needed to represent everything in “our beautifully diverse district.”

“Tim has the passion and knowledge to get the work done that is so needed here,” Redkoles said. “From infrastructure to our economy and to our environment. It is time for Tim to lead us forward.”

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