Democratic Candidates for NJ 4

Action Together New Jersey is pleased to provide a synopsis of each the NJ Democratic candidates for CD 4.

Jim KeadyJim Keady

“I am running for Congress because I want to serve. I want to serve my community, my state and my nation. Serving others is what I feel called to do with my life. For the past two decades, I have been deeply committed to advocating for social, racial, and economic justice. This isn’t an intellectual exercise for me. This is who I am. It is grounded in my faith and values. I wake up every morning and ask “how can I serve my neighbor?” I’ve spent 20 years as an educator and an activist doing this, serving my fellow man/woman and trying to leave this world a better place than I found it.”

To find out where Jim stands on issues, check out his website.


Josh WelleJosh Welle

Josh Welle was born in Mercer County Hospital and graduated from Wall High School in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The proud son of a service-oriented family, he always puts his community first. Josh revived the Navy Junior ROTC program at Wall High School and was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. There, he honed his leadership skills and was elected Class President.  Josh served 12 years active-duty in the U.S. Navy, including a tour in Afghanistan and four deployments to the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. His responsibilities spanned from strategically advising the Ambassador in Kabul to being Executive Officer of a Navy Mine Countermeasure ship in the Persian Gulf. Josh was also an educator, selected to teach International Relations at the Naval Academy, became the first Navy Fellow at the Center for New American Security, and was a Council on Foreign Relations term member. He is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

To find out where Josh stands on issues, check out his website.