OBAMA FOR AMERICA
Headquarters: 100 Executive Dr., Suite 100, West Orange, NJ 07052
|State Director||Mark Alexander|
|Field Director||Maureen (Mo) Tracey-Mooney
Senate President Richard Codey (Jan. 30, 2008; had backed John Edwards)
Mayor Cory Booker of Newark
(announced on May 14, 2007 at an event in Teterboro where they called
creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund)
Mayor Jerramiah Healy of Jersey City (announced on May 14, 2007 at an event in Teterboro where they called for creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund)
former U.S. Senator and NBA legend Bill Bradley (Jan. 6, 2008)
Trenton Times (01/27/08)
-On Feb. 20, 2008 the Associated Press reported that two other superdelagates are supporting Obama:
State Sen. Dana Redd of Camden - had backed Clinton
Donald Norcross - formerly neutral; member of the DNC, co-chair of the Camden County Democratic organization, and president of the Southern New Jersey Central Labor Council in Pennsauken
-Feb. 14, 2008 posting on the Obama website:
Christine “Roz” Samuels, a superdelegate from Montclair, New Jersey, announced today that she is switching her support from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama...
Samuels cited Obama's ability to unite the country...
"I now support Barack Obama because he has brought about a new wave of hope and energy to this country, especially among our young people, who represent our future. People want to see change. Barack can help unite this country and help us embrace our diverse nation.
"I am also proud to support Senator Obama because he spoke clearly and forcefully against the war in Iraq from the start. I know he has the leadership to make sure we bring our young men and women home as quickly and carefully as possible, and ensure all Americans have access to affordable health care."
Samuels served as
of the Newark Teachers’ Union, Local 481 from 1995 until 2007. Samuels
is a former Commissioner of the Essex County Board of Elections, a
of the Montclair Democratic Committee, and active in the Montclair and
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