of Humane Voters of New Jersey Endorsements & Election Information
Jersey Voting Instructions:
2020 Election Day
LOHV-NJ is an a non-partisan organization. For endorsement purposes, we make
no distinction between cruelty to companion or domestic animals and cruelty
are 12 U.S. Congressional Districts in New Jersey; LOHV-NJ endorsed two
candidates and provided voting records and information in two other races.
LOHV-NJ 2020 Endorsements
U.S. Senate: Cory Booker (D) -
Endorsed: 100 plus record for animal protection issues.
U.S. House: 5th Congressional District: Josh Gottheimer (D)
- Endorsed: In September, Congressman Gottheimer was
instrumental in saving the swans on Greenwood Lake. The Greenwood Lake
Commission called upon the USDA Animal Services to assess swans who were
defending themselves against jet skiers. The jet skiers were running them
over. Congressman Gottheimer's staff was available, responsive, and
Voting Records for U.S. Congressional Districts 2 & 7
U.S. House: 2nd Congressional District Scorecard:
U.S. Congressman Jeff Van Drew (R) serving since 2019.
Voting History - New Jersey State Senator (2007-2019).
2009 - bad vote for Sunday hunting; 2010 - bad vote to reduce safety buffers
for bow hunters from 450 ft. to 150 ft.; 2011 - bad vote for deer poaching
bill; 2013 - good vote to ban gestation crates for pigs; 2017 - bad vote
against puppy mill legislation; 2017 - bad vote against banning shark fins.
Senator Van Drew is firmly in the hunter-trapper political camp.
Congressman Van Drew scored 50% on the Humane Society Legislative Fund's
scorecard, available under
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challengers and incumbents. Please visit Vote Smart for more information on
Jeff Van Drew
Amy Kennedy (D) running as a
challenger in the U.S. House of Representatives (District 2) against
incumbent Jeff Van Drew (R). LOHV-NJ reached out to Ms. Kennedy to talk
about our issues, but did not receive a call back.
Please visit Vote Smart for more information on Amy Kennedy
7th Congressional District Scorecard
New Jersey Senator Thomas Kean, Jr. (R)
running as challenger in the U.S. House of Representatives (District 7)
Against incumbent Tom Malinowski (D)
Thomas Kean, Jr. Voting Record (New Jersey Senate)
Current: Working for passage of Trunk Fighting
bill, S975. Reached out to us to let us know he was able to get the bill
posted in the Energy and Environment Committee on Monday, October 19, 2020.
He is working to get the bill posted in the full Senate.
2020: good vote on Chloe's Pet Access Law-permits
dogs in outdoor seating areas of restaurants; good vote on Moose's
Law-person w/animal cruelty conviction prohibits owning companion animals.
Voting History - New Jersey State
Senator (2003-present). Voting records: 2009 - bad vote for Sunday hunting;
2010 - bad vote to reduce safety buffers for bow hunters from 450 ft. to 150
ft.; 2011 - bad vote for deer poaching bill; 2012 - bad vote for the logging
bill; 2013 - good vote to ban gestation crates for pigs; 2016 - good vote
for Nosey's Law; 2016 - god vote to ban importation of trophies; 2016 - good
vote to ban shark fins; 2017 - bad vote against puppy mill legislation; 2019
- good vote to ban shark fins.
Please visit Vote Smart for
more information on Senator Thomas Kean, Jr.
Malinowski (D) incumbent, U.S. House: 7th Congressional District
Scored 88% on the
Humane Society Legislative Fund's scorecard, available under
Please visit Vote Smart for
more information on Tom Malinowski
Humane Society Legislative