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Supporting business-minded candidates


COMMERCE NJ offers business a perfect way to participate in the political arena by learning more about the process and supporting candidates committed to making New Jersey a better place to live, work and conduct business. Whether you are a political junkie or a neophyte, COMMERCE NJ makes sense for you.

COMMERCE NJ is the political arm of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. It provides financial support to business-minded candidates running for seats in New Jersey’s General Assembly and Senate.

CIANJ has a long history of business advocacy and commitment to the free market philosophies. COMMERCE NJ complements the legislative lobbying done by CIANJ. While the committee is affiliated with CIANJ, it is governed by an independent board of trustees. The trustees determine which candidates receive endorsements and/or financial support from COMMERCE NJ.

COMMERCE NJ  hosts special events to raise funds for its operations. It also directly solicits donations from members, individuals and firms interested in helping elect pro-business candidates.

Incumbents and challengers from any political party are eligible to receive COMMERCE NJ funds, provided they demonstrate a belief in free market concepts, commit to reducing government regulations, support efforts to control state spending and oppose unwarranted tax increases.

All COMMERCE NJ’s activities are detailed in quarterly reports filed by the treasurer with the state Election Law Enforcement Commission. ELEC is headquartered in Trenton and it regulates campaign finance in New Jersey.

COMMERCE NJ supporters want their voices heard. A donation to COMMERCE NJ allows you to leverage your campaign contribution by combining it with other business people to promote a unified message that is difficult to ignore.

To contribute to COMMERCE NJ, please see below.

Checks can be made payable to COMMERCE NJ and should be sent to:

365 West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park NJ 07662

All donations benefit COMMERCE NJ. the political action committee affiliated with CIANJ, and are not deductible as a business expense for income tax purposes. COMMERCE NJ is non-partisan and supports candidates from all political parties.



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    The mission of Commerce and Industry Association is to be the leader in free enterprise advocacy for the purpose of fostering, through education, legislative vigilance and membership interaction, an economic climate that enhances business potential and makes New Jersey a better state in which to live, work and conduct business.

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