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New Jersey's 7th Congressional District

Sue Altman


Sue proudly hails from New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. She grew up in Clinton, attended Clinton Public School and Voorhees High School, and calls Hunterdon County home. After playing college and professional basketball, Sue went on to become a teacher and successful basketball coach in Warren County, leading two teams to championships.

As a longtime advocate, Sue became a leader in the movement to fight for New Jersey’s public education when she stood up to then-Governor Chris Christie in order to protect teachers and fight against cuts to our public schools. As leader of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, she spent years fighting corruption and the waste of taxpayer dollars in Trenton — taking on both parties to put everyday New Jerseyans ahead of partisan politics. Most notably, Sue led a coalition of unions, advocates, and community members to shed light on a $1 billion corporate tax incentive program in Camden that, instead of creating good jobs for working people, lined the pockets of politically connected corporate leaders — a program which resulted in a criminal investigation and a multi-million dollar penalty.

Sue isn’t afraid to fight for New Jerseyans. She has challenged powerful political insiders — even within her own party — to protect public education, save taxpayer money, fight corruption on both sides of the aisle, and strengthen our democracy. Sue knows how to bring people with different ideas together to get things done because while she’s a Democrat, her parents are Republicans.

Now, she’s running for Congress to take this same fight to Washington — working to lower costs for working families, protect our natural environment, and secure New Jerseyans’ reproductive rights and fundamental freedoms.

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