Former Assembly Republican Speaker Jack Collins

“As a former Republican leader, I rarely endorse a Democrat. But Steve’s an exception,” Collins said. “He’s a strong, effective leader who works with both parties to get the job done. He has an open door to constituents and legislators alike, he listens, and you always know where he stands. I don’t know of anyone who has been a more relentless advocate for the hard-working families of South Jersey.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Sweeney] is the superior candidate to represent the Third District, which includes all of Salem County and parts of Gloucester and Cumberland Counties.”

Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters


Phil Murphy

“I am pleased to endorse Senator Sweeney for re-election, and look forward to running together on a platform of growing our middle class…”

New Jersey Association of Pipe Trades

“Senator Sweeney is a proven leader who understands the needs of working men and women. He has fought to advance our best interests.”

U.S. Senator Cory Booker

“Senator Sweeney is a tireless advocate for his constituents in the Third Legislative District, for South Jersey and for every New Jerseyan.”

“We need toughness, leadership, and pragmatism in Trenton and I am proud to stand with my friend, Steve Sweeney, as he seeks re-election to the New Jersey Senate.”


Sweeney “has been providing the leadership and the momentum in a concerted effort to correct the problems with the current school funding system and to provide full and fair funding for every district in New Jersey.”


“At a time when labor rights and health care coverage are threatened in New Jersey and across the country, we need an experienced, principled and proven leader in the Senate to protect the most vulnerable in our community from ruthless health care cuts and who will stand up with our union members to safeguard their rights.

“Senator Sweeney has stood with our nurses and health care workers when they were organizing for their collective bargaining rights, fighting for just contracts, and advocating for safeguards to protect quality patient care standards. He has been there for us.

“HPAE is proud to endorse re-election of Steve Sweeney to the New Jersey Senate. We look forward to continuing to working alongside Senator Sweeney to the advance the needs of our patients and working men and women in our state.”


“More than ever, it is crucial that we have legislators who understand the issues facing our working families in New Jersey, and the SEIU NJ State Council is pleased to endorse Senator Steve Sweeney for re-election,” said Wilfredo Larancuent, State Council President and Co-Manager of the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United. “Senator Sweeney has proven to be a leader for working women and men, and we look forward to continuing to work with him.”

IBEW Local 94

“Steve’s an ironworker. He’s never forgotten what it’s like to work – and work hard – for a living. “More than 700 of the brothers and sisters of Local 94 work in Steve’s district. They know first-hand what it means to have Steve fighting for good jobs and decent wages. “Steve has never been more than a phone call away whenever the union’s needed help with anything in Trenton.

Salem County Democrats