Since taking office, Governor Murphy has focused on building a stronger and fairer New Jersey that works for every family.
Under the Governor’s leadership, New Jersey has emerged as a national leader in supporting working families by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, lowering the cost of health care, and making millionaires pay their fair share in taxes to ease the burden off of the middle class. He has also expanded access to pre-K, strengthened our gun safety laws, restored funding for Planned Parenthood and women’s health care, boosted funding for our public schools, and accelerated New Jersey’s transition to a clean energy economy.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Governor Murphy provided New Jerseyans with the facts and resources they needed to stay safe. He provided relief to hard-hit small businesses on Main Street and set up a network of hundreds of testing and vaccination sites. After being an early epicenter for the virus, New Jersey now has one of the highest vaccination rates in the nation, serving as a model for public health and economic recovery.
Governor Murphy knows there’s still more work to do to keep New Jersey moving forward and build on the tremendous progress we’ve made together. He is joined on the campaign trail by his wife, First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy, who serves as the Campaign Chair of Murphy for Governor. They have four children: Josh, Emma, Charlie, and Sam.
A trailblazer in every sense of the word, Sheila Oliver has served New Jersey at the local, county, and state level, becoming the first woman of color to hold statewide office when elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2018.
Born and raised in Newark, Lieutenant Governor Oliver Oliver graduated from Weequahic High School before earning a degree in sociology at Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black University. She served at the local level first on the East Orange Board of Education, followed by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. In 2003, she was elected to serve the 34th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly, and in 2010 she became the first African-American woman in state history to serve as Assembly Speaker, and just the second in the nation’s history to lead a state legislative house.
In addition to her role as Lieutenant Governor, Sheila Oliver serves as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Under her leadership, the DCA has strengthened and expanded initiatives for fair and affordable housing, community revitalization, homelessness prevention, and local government services that support New Jersey’s 565 municipalities.
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