The news from Tuesday’s Primary election is good. Democratic voters in Summit and the other towns comprising Legislative District 21 are speaking up.
I’m pleased to report that Democratic turnout in LD 21 in 2017 was a stunning 3 ½ times greater than in 2009, the most recent comparable primary when the governor’s seat was in play. Democratic turnout increased a dramatic 245% while Republican turnout in the 16-town district decreased 16.2% for the same period. This increase surpasses statewide trends: Democratic voter turnout for the gubernatorial election was up almost 2 1/2 times (146.5%) for the same period (493,000 voters in 2017 vs 200,000 in 2009*).
I am humbled to have received more votes than any other legislative candidate in this district, and I am thrilled with the momentum and support. Voters in District 21 are clearly demanding a representative in Trenton who will put issues before party and take action.
To date, I’ve canvassed over 1,000 doors, listening to the concerns of voters in each of the 16 towns in our district. This race is truly just beginning. Please take a moment to consider how you can help bring positive change to our state, whether it is by going door to door with me, hosting an event, following and sharing on social media, or making a campaign contribution.
Change starts here.
Lacey Rzeszowski is the Democratic Candidate for State Assembly in the New Jersey's 21st Legislative District.