MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood resident Shannon Cuttle might be among the delegates for Senator Joseph Biden in the June 2 New Jersey primary, the news website The New Jersey Globe has reported. The Globe stated that they had obtained a list of delegates and that “Joe Biden is close to finalizing his slate.”

Their response? “Well, I applied,” they laughed. Cuttle told TAPinto SOMA they have not heard anything official yet from the New Jersey State Democratic Committee.

In addition to being the first trans member of the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education, they are a Maplewood District One leader for the Democratic Party.

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Also likely on the proposed slate pledged to Biden for Delegate District 12 (Legislative Districts 21 and 27), according to the Globe, are former Gov. Richard J. Codey; Roselle Park Mayor Joe Signorello; and Erika Vargas-Garrison, the patron services manager at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the wife of Biden New Jersey leader Rob Garrison.

 “I would be very honored, humbled, and excited to be representing our Mapso and surrounding community,” if part of the slate once finalized, Cuttle said. 

They are also proud to be part of history. “I would be one of only four trans persons to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention,” they said. The first was LGBTQ activist Babs Siperstein of Edison. Siperstein died in February 2019, and her memory looms large to Cuttle. “Babs was a friend and a mentor,” they said. “I stand on her shoulders.”