New Jersey’s South Jersey Democrats Continue to Coalesce Around Former Federal Prosecutor
Atlantic City, New Jersey – Former federal prosecutor Bill Hughes, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s second congressional district, today was endorsed by Senate President Steve Sweeney, New Jersey’s top-ranking elected Democratic state official. This key endorsement comes to Hughes on the heels of being designated as a top-tier national race in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s prestigious Red to Blue program and receiving the endorsements of all eight county Democratic organizations within the second congressional district.
“When you think of South Jersey politics, you think of Senate President Steve Sweeney. From sponsoring laws to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to creating the state’s Paid Family Leave program; he has proven time and time again his commitment to New Jersey’s working and middle class families. When elected, I look forward to championing our shared vision of a prosperous and productive South Jersey in the halls of Congress,” said Bill Hughes.
“This November we will be heading to the ballot box and choosing candidates to lead New Jersey into the future,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney. “Although our great state faces important challenges, amazing opportunities are also in store. To meet these challenges and maximize opportunities for growth and prosperity, we need strong candidates like Bill Hughes who will have the political courage to go to Washington and work with both Democrats and Republicans to get results for South Jersey.”
Bill Hughes is an attorney for the Atlantic City-based firm Cooper Levenson. As a young man, Hughes graduated law school at Rutgers University, earned a Masters of Laws from Georgetown, and a Masters of Public Policy and Political Science from the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University. After Rutgers, he became a trial attorney and a federal prosecutor for the Justice Department. Hughes is the son of William Hughes, who served in Congress from 1975 to 1995 and as U.S. Ambassador to Panama from 1995 to 1998.
Hughes currently resides in Northfield with his wife, Stephanie and their three children. He has served his community as the Chairman of Crimestoppers of Atlantic County and President of the Jersey Shore Council for the Boy Scouts of America Top-Ranking Elected Democrat.