Former NJ Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer Endorses Patricia Campos-Medina for U.S. Senate

Jan 29, 2024 | Press Release

“New Jersey families are looking for a new voice to champion the causes they care about most”

“Patricia Campos-Medina stands out for her principled stance on the war in Gaza”

Califon, NJ— Candidate for U.S. Senate Patricia Campos-Medina today announced that she has earned the endorsement of former New Jersey Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer. Jaffer will serve as a policy advisor to Campos-Medina, who is running to bring her fight for working families to the United States Senate and bring much-needed representation for Latinos to Washington.

“New Jersey families are looking for new faces and new voices to champion the causes they care about most—raising wages and standing for workers, cutting child care costs, keeping our families safe, and everything in between,” said former Assemblywoman Jaffer. “At a time when global issues demand our attention, Patricia Campos-Medina stands out for her principled stance on the war in Gaza. She advocates for a diplomatic and humanitarian approach, emphasizing the need for a ceasefire and a commitment to peaceful resolutions.

“Furthermore, Patricia is committed to advancing the representation of women of color in New Jersey politics. As the first woman and the first Latina to potentially represent New Jersey in the Senate in 2024, she is breaking barriers and paving the way for a more inclusive and diverse political landscape. We are at a pivotal moment in New Jersey and around the world, presenting an opportunity to choose new leadership and new voices that prioritize values over special interests and establishment agendas. That’s why I am endorsing Patricia Campos-Medina—she embodies the change we need.”

“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of former Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer and to have her counsel as my policy advisor as I build this people-powered campaign. Her unwavering support and shared vision for a more inclusive, values-driven campaign resonates with the core principles that guide my candidacy,” said Campos-Medina. “Along with the support of community leaders and advocates across our state, we are poised to bring about positive change, amplify the voices of those left out by the politics of convenience, and build a future where every family can aspire to the American Dream. Together, we will forge a path towards a more equitable and prosperous New Jersey for all.”

Campos-Medina recently announced her support for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, tying her call for peace to her harrowing experience living through civil war in El Salvador as a child.

In a video announcing her campaign, Campos-Medina shares her inspiring journey as a Latina immigrant woman and as someone who intimately understands how issues like the economy and jobs, war, immigration policy and economic community investment impact the daily lives of countless New Jerseyans and their loved ones.


Dr. Patricia Campos-Medina, a nationally recognized labor leader and community organizer, brings a wealth of experience and a proven record of expertise to her candidacy for the United States Senate. With three decades of dedicated service in grassroots and union organizing, electoral campaigns, government affairs, and organizational management, Patricia is a proven champion for working families. Her commitment to higher education and labor education is reflected in her academic journey, from earning a scholarship to attend Cornell University to achieving a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Patricia’s journey as the daughter of immigrant workers escaping civil war informs her dedication to championing education as the key to a brighter future. Her resilience and commitment to diversity and inclusivity stand as pillars in her quest to represent all New Jerseyans in the U.S. Senate. As a policy expert, Patricia has demonstrated leadership in national and state legislative campaigns, where she has tirelessly fought to protect the rights of American workers, ensuring their ability to join unions, advocating for workplace safety, affordable healthcare, and dignified retirements. Patricia Campos-Medina is not just another candidate; she is a Jersey Girl ready to restore integrity, accountability, and trust in our politics, fighting for the opportunities every working family deserves. Visit for more information.