Endorsements of Congressman Chris Smith 

(Partial Listing)


New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association

Pat Colligan, President of the NJ State PBA on Rep. Smith:

“We need elected officials who can see beyond party and politics…Too many politicians offers lip service or run away…We believe you will take action in those times when we need it most.”


Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey

Steve McConlogue, President of Professional Firefighters Association of NJ:

“Chris Smith has been a consistent and influential advocate for firefighters and other emergency responders and we are delighted to endorse him for reelection…Most recently, Chris helped secure federal funding to purchase essential personal protective equipment needed to protect our firefighters during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”


National Wildlife Federation Action Fund

Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund:

“Rep. Chris Smith has emerged as a champion for ensuring clean water, restoring wildlife habitat, and bolstering the resilience of coastal communities to hurricanes and other severe weather. New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District is fortunate to have such a common-sense conservation champion and wildlife advocate in the U.S. House of Representatives.”


New Jersey State Postal Workers Union

Bill Lewis, NJ State Postal Workers Union President and Trenton Metro Area Local President:

“For many years—especially this year with the COVID-19 crisis—Rep. Smith has been a consistent champion for postal workers, advocating for a safer and better work environment. Chris has been tenacious, fighting for PPE for our postal workers, supporting essential emergency relief and maintaining operational equipment so that our men and women on the frontlines can continue to serve our customers safely and effectively.”

Brady Campaign

Kris Brown, President of Brady Campaign:

“Rep. Chris Smith has demonstrated throughout his time in Congress that he is unafraid to work across party lines to advance much needed gun violence prevention legislation. This is because Rep. Smith embodies Brady’s motto, ‘take action, not sides,’ and recognizes that keeping Americans safe from gun violence is not a partisan issue. He understands that common-sense gun violence prevention laws do not infringe upon the Second Amendment.”



New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police

Bob Fox, President of the NJ Fraternal Order of Police:

“Chris Smith has always been there for the women and men in law enforcement. Chris is dedicated to public safety and the rule of law and works tirelessly to make sure our police have the support and resources we need to protect New Jersey families and keep our communities safe for everyone.”


New Jersey State AFL-CIO

Charles Wowkanech, President of New Jersey AFL-CIO, on Rep. Smith and slate of endorsed candidates:

“This year’s endorsed candidates understand the incredible stress that working families are under. They will work tirelessly so that New Jersey’s middle class benefits from the restoration of jobs and creation of new ones in safe workplaces, protected from infection and injury.”


Animal Wellness Action

Wayne Pacelle, President of Animal Wellness Action on Rep. Smith:

“We are pleased to endorse you for U.S. Congress in the 2020 election. Your outstanding advocacy and leadership on animal welfare issues is indicative of your keen attention to these issues… We are grateful for your expressions of support for a range of animal welfare policies.”




State Troopers Fraternal Association of New Jersey

Wayne Blanchard, President of State Troopers Fraternal Association of NJ, on Rep Smith and slate of endorsed candidates:

“We recognize that our nation is at a crossroads on so many important issues. These candidates represent the needed leadership and we are certain will provide the utmost support for the men and woman of the STFA. Most important, we believe…they will work tirelessly…on policy making and initiatives to ensure public trust in police while balancing the needs of our membership.”




New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association

Ed Donnelly, President of the NJFMBA, on Rep. Smith and slate of endorsed candidates:

“Each of these endorsed candidates have shown that when times are tough they are willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with New Jersey’s career firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers.”


Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, co-founder of Giffords:

“Chris Smith [has] shown the courage and bipartisan commitment to stand up for gun safety… At a time when Washington seems more divided than ever, [he’s] proved it’s still possible to pass real, bipartisan reform to build a stronger, safer America.”



‘The Jersey Girls’ (Sept. 11 widows)

“As Sept. 11 widows known as “The Jersey Girls,” we have spent 19 years fighting for truth, justice, transparency and accountability with regard to the murder of our husbands…Congressman Smith (R-NJ) gave us a road map for how to navigate Congress to accomplish our goals. He also held our hands and walked us through … every step of the way…We have personally witnessed Chris Smith’s commitment to his constituents and his tireless efforts on human rights issues. His work has made the world a more humane place. We cannot think of a better person to represent New Jersey’s 4th District in Congress.”