“Stephanie has served our country with distinction, and it’s that same commitment to service that drives her campaign today to represent her community. As a former U.S. diplomat and an advocate for women’s reproductive rights, Stephanie has demonstrated repeatedly her commitment to defending our rights and freedoms. She brings the empathy and seriousness we need from our Congressional leaders — rooted in facts, committed to service, and with zero time for BS. That’s why we’re so proud to endorse her.” Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of Foreign Policy for America


“Stephanie Schmid has a long record of elevating the voices of the marginalized and fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves. From her work across the globe with the State Department to her time directing foreign policy at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Stephanie has always put others before herself. I’m proud to endorse her.”  – Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-6), Founder of Serve America


“The district needs new leadership, and that is why BlueWaveNJ enthusiastically endorses Stephanie Schmid. Candidate Schmid holds an impressive resume as a foreign service officer and diplomat for the U.S. Department of State and as a human rights attorney and advocate. In-office, Schmid will focus on securing affordable healthcare for every American, protecting women’s reproductive rights, combating climate change, passing gun safety reforms, and ensuring every child has access to pre-K and early learning programs. Her record of service and the contrast of her priorities from her opponents shows an individual who will be an advocate for BlueWaveNJ’s goals. She faces a tight race, but Schmid is a strong candidate that represents the best chance to flip the 4th Congressional District blue.” – BlueWaveNJ

2020 Moms Demand Action Candidate Distinction
Moms Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, and is the nation’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence in America. This distinction is awarded to candidates who are committed to advocating for gun violence prevention and governing with gun safety in mind.


Elect Democratic Women
Stephanie is supported by Elect Democratic Women, an organization focused on electing more Democratic women to Congress.


“Stephanie has the background and expertise as a retired Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Diplomat and human rights attorney to finally flip this seat and represent our district. For years we’ve watched Chris Smith attack women’s healthcare in our name, and that needs to end now. I had the pleasure of getting to know Stephanie personally as she volunteered and worked hard for not only my race but so many of our local races. I look forward to having a partner at the federal level to work for our community and what truly matters to our constituents.”
– Assemblywoman Joann Downey, LD-11


“Stephanie has worked tirelessly to meet with folks throughout Monmouth County, listening to their needs and ensuring our community that she is a present and responsive leader who will work on behalf of all of us in Washington. I was impressed to see Stephanie and her campaign volunteer their time to help our local candidates running for election last fall, and I continue to be impressed with her dedication to this race and to our community during this crisis. We share a commitment to helping elect democrats running up and down the ballot. I look forward to working with Stephanie and her campaign to ensure victory in 2020.”
– David Brown, Monmouth County Democratic Chairman


“Stephanie has stepped up and has shown community members throughout Ocean County that she is dedicated to listening to their needs and that she is committed to putting in the work to help bring change at every level of government. Stephanie and her team helped campaign for local candidates up and down the ballot in Ocean County last fall, which was greatly appreciated. Stephanie’s service to our country as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and her work as a human rights attorney demonstrate her commitment to working tirelessly on behalf of our community, and we will be fortunate to have her represent us in Washington when we finally flip NJ-04 in November.”
-Wyatt Earp, Ocean County Democratic Chairman; Kathy Russell, Vice Chair of the Ocean County Democrats; and Marta Harrison, former Mayor of Lakewood and current Lakewood Democratic Municipal Vice Chair


“Stephanie has the background and expertise to finally bring a new generation of leadership to this district, which is long overdue. Her work as a Foreign Service Officer in the State Department and human rights advocate at the Center for Reproductive Rights stands in stark contrast to Chris Smith’s record and makes her the best candidate to take him on. Stephanie has demonstrated that she is a thoughtful and transparent leader who will put country over party for the good of her constituents. I am thrilled to support her in her bid to finally flip this seat and become the next Congresswoman in NJ-04.”
– Josh Welle, 2018 Democratic Congressional Nominee, NJ-04


More Endorsements from NJ-04:

Mike Beson, Ocean Township Municipal Chair, Marissa Lambert, Vice Chair, and the Ocean Township Democratic Committee

Susan Boyce, Rumson Municipal Chair and the Rumson Democratic committee

Matt Cohen, Little Silver Municipal Chair

Liz deBeer, Fair Haven Municipal Co-Chair

Joan Gotti, Little Silver Municipal Vice Chair and Little Silver Democratic Club President, and the Little Silver Democratic Club

Josh Hodes, Sea Girt Municipal Chair

Janice Iwanyk, Howell Municipal Vice Chair

Cristina Kocsis, Neptune City Municipal Chair

Steve Lozowick, Bradley Beach Municipal Chair and the Bradley Beach Democratic Committee

Tricia Maguire, Middletown Democratic Committeewoman

Mike Mangan, Manasquan Municipal Chair

Maria Rondinaro, Belmar Municipal Chair

Patricia Sheehan, Avon Municipal Chair and former Mayor of East Brunswick

Meg Thomann, Freehold Township Municipal Chair

Patricia Troise, Manchester Municipal Chair

Ed Wolff, Point Pleasant Borough Municipal Chair

Scott Berlin, President of the Freehold Township Democrats and former Freehold Township Committee Candidate

Angela Ahbez-Anderson, Asbury Park Municipal Vice Chair

Erin Wheeler, Former Candidate for State Assembly, LD-10

Gene Davis, Former Councilman, Jackson

Steve Clayton, Monmouth County Democratic Committeeman

Manalapan Democratic Committee