TOMS RIVER, NJ – July 20, 2020 – David Richter, Republican nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s Third District, announced today that he has received the endorsement of former New York Yankee pitcher Tommy John.
“I stand with David Richter who is a proud Republican running for Congress in the Third District in New Jersey. David supports our military, our veterans and their families. He will fight to defend and not defund our law enforcement. This is vitally important to every American citizen,” said John.
John pitched for six teams over a 26-year career in Major League Baseball from 1963 to 1989. In addition to the Yankees, he pitched for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels and Oakland Athletics. John was also a four-time MLB All-Star.
“I’d like to thank Tommy for joining me in standing up for our law enforcement community and for endorsing my candidacy for Congress. The differences between me and my opponent Andy Kim could not be clearer. Kim belongs to the party that wants to defund law enforcement and stop them from protecting our communities. I believe we should be strengthening the bond between law enforcement and the communities they serve. That’s why my campaign launched our “Defend Don’t Defund” initiative and that is why I have promised to always stand with our law enforcement community,” Richter said.
Richter is the former CEO of global construction management firm Hill International. During his time at the company, Hill grew from a struggling family business with less than 300 employees into a successful public company with more than 4,300 employees. A lifelong Republican, Richter grew up in and has spent most of his life living and working in the Third District. He earned two bachelor’s degrees and a law degree from Penn as well as master’s degrees from Oxford and Harvard. Richter and his wife Michelle, who have been married for 20 years, are the parents of four teenage daughters.
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