MEET JOHN WISNIEWSKI
John Wisniewski was born and raised in New Jersey
He grew up in Sayreville and graduated from Sayreville War Memorial High School. He went to Rutgers University for college and later earned his law degree from Seton Hall University. The son of a millwright and grandson of a Fire Chief, John understands working families and knows the values of Main Street, New Jersey. As a young man in high school and college, John started his own small business earning pocket money as a photographer. John and his wife, Debbie, still live in Sayreville where they have raised three daughters, Emily, Sarah and Rachel.
New Jersey’s most progressive and productive legislator
Elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1995, John has earned a reputation as one of New Jersey’s most progressive and productive legislators. As the chair of the Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee since 2002, John has sponsored and led to the passage of millions in funds to improve roads, bridges and other transportation projects. He has fought efforts by the Port Authority to double bridge tolls, proposed a State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, and led the effort to stop Governor Jon Corzine from selling off and privatizing the New Jersey Turnpike.. John is the only candidate to propose and introduce single payer health care legislation.
Hero of Bridgegate
John’s most well known battle was exposing the Christie Administration’s Bridgegate scandal. Under John’s leadership, the Transportation Committee found the emails that proved the Christie Administration had illegally shut down the George Washington Bridge for petty, political purposes.
Plan for the future
As New Jersey’s next governor, John Wisniewski will take on the corrupt political and economic interests — and be a champion for working and middle-class families. He is pushing the most progressive platform including: