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Honoring Asw. Holly Schepisi Recipient of the Carol Murphy Award


Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi 
Legislative District 39

Holly Schepisi was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in November 2011 representing the 39th Legislative District. A strong advocate for the residents of her district and the state, Assemblywoman Schepisi is the leading proponent for local issues such as efforts to retain businesses, finding remedies for the disproportionate funding issues, providing solutions to flooding, or as the loyal opposition to attempts at increasing taxes on Bergen and Passaic Counties. She has continued to work to strengthen the rights of crime victims, provide mandatory treatment for non-violent drug offenders, enhance transparency in medical billing, protect drinking water from drug contamination, and deny bail to dangerous offenders.

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Honoring John F.X. Graham Recipient of the Good Guy Award

John F.X. Graham
Founder, Fairview Insurance Agency Associates, Inc. 
As the founder of Fairview Insurance Agency Associates, Inc., John F.X. Graham possesses nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance industry and currently serves as Chairman and CEO. His daily responsibilities include business development and general management of operations at the agency, overseeing a staff of over 25 employees spread across Sales and Marketing, Financial, Claims, and Customer Service divisions.
Outside of Fairview, John has been an active community leader over the past several decades, assuming responsibilities as an educator, coach, and political leader while serving on advisory boards in a variety of industries. He is nationally recognized for his political acumen and is often called upon for support due to his deep understanding of public policy issues. Throughout his distinguished tenure as Fairview's Chief Executive, John has consistently demonstrated a commitment to deliver the services of a national-caliber firm with a Main Street personality.
His academic background includes a B.S. in Management from LaSalle University, an M.A. in Education from Temple University and an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the Rabbinical College of America. 
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Honoring Rebecca Moll Freed, Esq. Recipient of the Mary Philbrook Award

Rebecca Moll Freed, Esq.
Partner, Genova Burns LLC
Partner at Genova Burns LLC, Ms. Freed is Director of the Corporate Political Activity Law and Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations Practice Groups.
Ms. Freed advises corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trade associations, charitable organizations, social welfare organizations and political action committees on the legal aspects of their political activities. She also has extensive experience in procurement law, assisting clients in the preparation of RFPs and RFQs and representing clients in bid protest disputes. Ms. Freed routinely provides training and counseling to companies, in-house counsel and corporate ethics and compliance officers who seek to maximize government contracting opportunities while assuring compliance with the law.
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Honoring MD Advantage Recipient of WPCNJ Corporate Award

Women's Political Caucus of NJ
2016 Passion * Power * Progress
Corporate Award Honoree
MDAdvantage Insurance Company
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Honoring Tricia Mueller Recipient of the Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award

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2016 Passion * Power * Progress
Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award Honoree
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WPCNJ Congratulates Board Members Named to Senator Weinberg's 2015 Women’s Power List

loretta.jpgThe Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) congratulates all the women named to Senator Loretta Weinberg's 2015 Women’s Power List! Senator Weinberg assembles a multi-partisan alphabetical list of women of power and influence in NJ Politics.  Kudos to WPCNJ board members making the ranking this year including: Chrissy Buteas, Lisa Chapland, Esq., Zulima Farber, Esq., Lisa Mizrahi Kaado, Kelly Stewart Maer, Grace Strom Power, Esq., and Shari Weiner, Esq.! 

For Senator Weinberg's complete list, click here. 

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WPCNJ Congratulates PolitickerNJ's 2015 Power List Honorees

FullSizeRender_(1).jpgThe Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) congratulates PolitickerNJ's 2015 Power List Honorees!  Kudos to WPCNJ board member Jeannine Frisby LaRue and members Patrizia "Trish" Zita and Maggie Moran being recognized for their power and influence.

Special cheers to two WPCNJ award honorees highlighted on the list: Tricia Muller, upcoming 2016 WPCNJ Barbara Boggs Sigmund  Honoree and Gail Gordon, 2013 WPCNJ Carol Murphy Award Honoree.

WPCNJ's upcoming Passion Power and Progress awards reception is set for January 21st! For more information, click here.

 View the entire list from PolitickerNJ


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WPCNJ Congratulates Board Member Carol Ann Short, Esq. named to NJBiz 50 Real Estate Power List

The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) congratulates board member Carol Ann Short, Esq., New Jersey Builder's Association, CEO being named to the list of the 50 most powerful individuals in NJ real estate by NJ Biz magazine.  Short's ranking moved up to #43 this year and she is one of three women highlighted on the distinguished real estate power list.  

View the entire list from NJBIZ here: http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151116/NJBIZ01/151119898/njbiz-unveils-real-estate-power-50

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A Gain in WPCNJ Endorsed Women Legislators

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey
Endorsed Candidates Sees Gain in Women Legislators
Trenton, NJ - Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is celebrating the overwhelming success of women candidates in the Assembly races.  Nineteen women candidates endorsed by WPCNJ won on Tuesday night.  As a result, the Legislature has increased by one more woman legislator*.
Endorsed candidate Joann Downey and her running mate, Eric Houghtaling, defeated Republican incumbents Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande in 11th Legislative District.  A major issue in the race was the legislative efforts to restore $7.5 million in cuts made by Governor Chris Christie to women's health programs.

"The voters have spoken and the issue of women's health care funding has clearly resonated," said WPCNJ President Michel Bitritto. "We are proud of all of our endorsed candidates for their efforts and congratulate our winners. But there is still plenty of work to do to elect more women."

Other newcomers endorsed by WPCNJ include Patricia Egan Jones (LD5), Angela McKnight (LD31) and Annette Chaparro (D33). Their victories bring the total of women legislators in the Assembly to 26*.

WPCNJ also enjoyed victories for two of its board members and past president. WPCNJ board member, Janice Kovach, won reelection for Mayor of Clinton and Andrea Katz, Treasurer of the Democratic Task Force, was elected to a full term on the Chesterfield School Board.  WPCNJ past president Joanne Rajoppi won reelection for Union County Clerk.


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NWPC Endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States


The Woman's Political Caucus of New Jersey's (WPCNJ) national organization, National Women's Political Caucus (NPWC) announced its endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States today.  

“We endorsed Secretary Clinton in her 2008 presidential campaign and are happy to be able to do so again. She is an inspiring candidate who has proved time and time again that she has what it takes to be an exceptional President,” said NWPC President, Donna Lent.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has dedicated decades of her life to public service and advocating for women’s equality. After graduating from Yale Law School, she served as First Lady of Arkansas and then as First Lady of the United States. She modernized the office, taking on policy initiatives including healthcare and childcare. She traveled to more nations than any other previous First Lady, including a trip to China for the Fourth World Conference on Women where she declared, “that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights." In 2000, after her tenure as First Lady, Clinton held her first elected office as Senator from New York, becoming the first woman to serve in the Senate from the state. While in the Senate, Clinton proved to be a powerful legislator, signing on as an original co-sponsor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and introducing multiple bills to correct the gender wage gap. Clinton then served as Secretary of State, once again becoming the most traveled Secretary in history, visiting a record 112 nations.

For the full press release, http://files.ctctcdn.com/54cdffa8001/2d62fe1c-a1cb-4d90-bd24-6eb13f1ee00a.pdf

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