New Jersey and Virginia held primary elections this week for state and local offices.
In Virginia, Delegate Elizabeth Guzman defeated three democratic primary challengers in Virginia's 31st House of Delegates district. Del. Guzman, an AFSCME member, has been a leading voice on workers' issues in the Virginia legislature.
In contested democratic primary races in New Jersey Legislative District 20, CWA-endorsed candidates State Sen. Joe Cryan, Assemblyperson Annette Quijano, and Rev. Reginald Atkins notched convincing wins.
"CWA members have been out in force for over a month knocking on doors and making phone calls to voters in the 20th Legislative District because we know that Senator Cryan and Assemblywoman Quijano have always had our backs," said CWA New Jersey Director Fran Ehret. "They stood with us when public workers were under attack and they continue to be champions of pro-worker policies. We look forward to working with Senator Cryan, Assemblywoman Quijano, and Reverend Atkins to protect and preserve our members' pensions and advance the rights of all workers."