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Aimee Belgard

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Aimee Belgard
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 3
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionTrial and appellate litigator
Websites
Campaign website
Aimee Belgard campaign logo
Aimee Belgard is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey.[1]

Biography

Belgard has volunteered extensively with the American Cancer Society, serving on the Executive Board of the American Cancer Society Eastern Division and the National Board of the Cancer Action Network. She has received awards for her work to further cancer research, including the American Cancer Society's National Saint George Award and the Capitol Dome Award. She is also involved in her local community, as a member of her Neighborhood Watch and Edgewater Park’s Township Committee. Currently, she works on the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders.[2]

Career

Belgard works as a trial and appellate litigator.[2]

Issues

Campaign Themes

2014

Belgard lists the following themes on her campaign website.[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

  • Revitalizing New Jersey’s Economy: "In Congress, I will make job creation and strengthening the middle class my top priority, and I’ll start by supporting measures to raise the minimum wage and expand educational opportunities. Arming our workforce with a world-class education is key to staying competitive in a global economy. That’s why I’ll work to make higher education affordable, and I’ll work to increase access to low-tuition job training programs in industries that need skilled workers."
  • Fulfilling Promises to Veterans: "When Congress shut down the government and made across-the-board cuts to our country’s military, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and our entire local economy around it, suffered. The Joint Base and South Jersey families can’t afford further cuts because of more irresponsible partisan brinksmanship. Likewise, our veterans - who have given so much - can't afford cuts to the benefits they deserve. In Congress, I’ll work with members of both parties to protect and restore funding to the Joint Base. And, as the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, I will work to ensure that we fulfill the promises we've made to our veterans, making certain that they receive quality health care - including mental health care - job training and placement when they come home."
  • Protecting Social Security and Medicare: "I strongly believe that we must keep the promises that we’ve made to our seniors. They have worked hard to pay into Social Security and Medicare, sacred trusts that must be protected. In recent years, shortsighted politicians have placed these important programs on the chopping block as an easy way to balance the budget. I think that’s wrong. In Congress, I will ardently defend Social Security and Medicare from cuts, and I will oppose all efforts to privatize Social Security or end the Medicare Guarantee. Seniors shouldn’t have to gamble their retirements on the stock market."
  • Expanding Educational Opportunities: "Growing our economy in the 21st Century requires a highly educated and specialized workforce. That’s why I fully support measures that expand educational opportunities, so that higher education – whether university, community college, or trade school – is both an achievable and affordable goal for all New Jerseyans. I also support measures to better prepare our high school students for continued education after they graduate."
  • Standing up for Women: "It’s 2014, and the fact that women still make 77 cents for every dollar that men make is not only wrong, it’s embarrassing. In Congress, I will fight for measures to ensure equality in the workplace, including equal pay for equal work. I will also work to ensure that women’s health care decisions are made between women and their health care professionals, not extremists in Washington. Finally, I will be a voice that is currently missing from New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation. New Jersey hasn’t had a female representative in Congress for over a decade, and it’s about time that changed."
  • Protecting New Jersey: "I have a strong record of protecting our environment, and I’ll continue that record in Congress. The 3rd Congressional District is home to many natural treasures that encompass our farmland, shore and Pinelands. I’ll work to protect these treasures by working to expand alternative energy, which will create jobs with benefits, lessen CO2 emissions, and decrease our dependence on foreign oil. I’ll also support initiatives that protect our farms and curb pollution. And, I’ll work to keep the shore clean for recreation, tourism and fishing, for generations to come."

—Aimee Belgard, http://http://www.belgardforcongress.com/issues

Elections

2014

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See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Belgard is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 3rd District. Belgard is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Belgard is part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program in 2014. According to the DCCC, the program provides candidates with "early financial communications, operational and strategic support."[4]

Endorsements

Belgard has been endorsed by the following groups. Please see her campaign website for other endorsements.[5]

Media


Belgard discusses her run for Congress.[6]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Belgard's reports.

Aimee Belgard (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[7]January 31, 2014$0.00$175,062.77$(25,799.63)$149,263.14
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2014$149,263.14$227,500.48$(51,038.38)$325,725.24
Running totals
$402,563.25$(76,838.01)

Personal

Belgard is married with two sons.[2]

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