Meet Phil Murphy, NJ’s Democratic Nominee

Get to know Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for governor of New Jersey.

1. Phil’s first job was at a local diner where he was a dishwasher

Phil grew up in a household that lived paycheck-to-paycheck. At age 13, he took an off-the-books job as a dishwasher at a local diner — only to have the owner steal his wages. Phil put himself through Harvard on loans and part-time jobs. After earning a graduate degree at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he started his career at the bottom, working his way up to help lead a major international business by learning how economies grow and create jobs.

2. Proudly served on the board of the NAACP, the oldest civil rights organization in the world

Since announcing his run for governor, Phil has been endorsed by more than 190 African American faith leaders from across the state.

3. Helped start The New Start Career Network

It provides free, personalized assistance to New Jersey residents, age 45 and over, who have been unemployed for six months or more. In less than a year, more than 1,000 long-term unemployed have signed up.

4. Phil was President Obama’s US Ambassador to Germany

As the world faced the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression, Phil answered President Barack Obama’s call to service and became the U.S. Ambassador to Germany.

5. He is committed to building a better New Jersey for everyone

Phil’s experience, his values, and his understanding have led to a campaign for governor that starts with you and answers only to you.

Learn more about Phil Murphy here.

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