Operating Engineers 825 Support Conaway for Congress

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 has endorsed Herb Conaway, a longtime Burlington County legislator, for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 3rd District.

“Dr. Conaway has spent his professional life fighting for and protecting working people and their families – whether by serving our country with distinction in the armed forces, caring for patients or representing the people of New Jersey in the General Assembly,” said Greg Lalevee, executive director of the politically influential construction union.

Conaway, chairman of the House Health Committee and a representative since 1998, is one of five Democrats seeking to succeed Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown), who is leaving the House after three terms to seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate.

In the primary election on June 4, he will face Democratic Party Majority Leader Carol Murphy (Mount Laurel), civil rights attorney Joe Cohn, fishmonger Sarah Schoengood and teacher Brian Schkeeper.

We know in Washington that Herb will fight to protect our right to organize and support funding for our most important infrastructure projects at home,” said Lalevee. “These values ​​are the hallmark of an elected official that Operating Engineers can rely on, and that's why he can count on our support in this election.”

Local 825 supports candidates of both parties and endorsed Republican Thomas MacArthur (R-Toms River) when he sought a House seat in 2014 after supporting Rep. John Runyan (R-Moorestown) two years earlier. In 2020, a Local 285 leader, former Burlington County Freeholder Kate Gibbs, attempted to challenge Kim; after Gibbs lost the primary, the union endorsed Kim for a third term.

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