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When We Fund Women, Women Win!

Elect Women NJ is giving campaign donations and building a network to support strong candidates who need the investment in local races.


And we’ve got the results to prove it! 67% of our endorsed candidates win their elections.


We have raised more than $70,000 and dedicated funds to women of color and LGBTQIA+ candidates


We have supported 78 diverse women from 15 counties


41 women we have funded have been elected or reelected to office


68% of our endorsed candidates identify as Black, Latina, South Asian, Asian, or LGBTQIA+

Electing strong, progressive women has never been more important! 

We need funders, candidates, organizers, and activists. This is the moment that we come together and protect our rights and our democracy. With your help, Elect Women NJ will recruit and fund diverse, viable candidates running in local races. Check out what these strong women have to say about being endorsed by Elect Women NJ!

In order to reach equal representation in our lifetime, we need to build a community of women who are curious about the possibilities of public leadership. Elect Women NJ is an essential part of an ecosystem to get more women running and ultimately transforming the face of New Jersey’s government. Thank you Elect Women NJ for your support and increasing the pipeline of women considering a run.”

Stephany Kim-Chohan

Councilwoman, Highland Park Borough

Because of your encouragement and investment, I pushed harder and kept going – even on some of the hardest days.  We made history:  I am the 1st re-elected Mayor of Hillside in 30 years and the first mayor to win the election without a runoff. Please keep doing what you are doing because there are more women out there who do not run, women who are already doing the work without titles or money and they need our help.”

Dahlia Vertreese

Mayor, Hillside

I was very grateful to receive the generous endorsement from Elect Women NJ this year. The public promotion and funds enabled me to run a seamless campaign and secure a position on the Cranbury Township committee as the first minority woman to ever hold the position. Thank you Elect Women NJ for helping to open doors for minority women like myself!”

Eman El-Badawi

Councilwoman, Cranbury

Thank you Elect Women NJ for your support and encouragement in my historic campaign to win a seat on the Montgomery Township committee.  As the first Sikh woman to be elected in NJ and  the first Indian American to be elected to Montgomery township, I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that ensured me the highest percentage of votes of any township candidate in Somerset county.”

Neena Singh

Councilwoman, Montgomery Township

This is my second historic win as the first Democrat to be re-elected to Somerset County Commissioner, the first being the first African American elected as Somerset County Freeholder in 2018. Being the first comes with a responsibility of paving the way so that you won’t be the last or the only! The support by Elect Women NJ, where women celebrate one another and are elected into office, is evident that our voices are needed in government at every level. Thank you for choosing me to be part of the team!”

Shanel Robinson

Commissioner, Somerset County

Women are still underrepresented at every level of government in NJ, but Elect Women NJ is doing real work to change that. I am deeply grateful to this organization for supporting my campaign, but more importantly for the positive impact they are having on our government and the lives of NJ citizens.”

Nicole Gillespie

Mayor, Moorestown