U.S. Congressional candidate Linda Weber, a Berkeley Heights resident, and Sergio Granados, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, on Monday night will update attendees of the Berkeley Heights Democrats Club about the 2018 election.
Linda Weber, who is a top contender for the Democratic nomination to run against incumbent Rep. Leonard Lance, a Republican representing the 7th congressional district, Linda will give us an update on her Congressional race and take questions. Linda faces a primary race this coming June, and has been gaining strong support among 7th district counties.
Sergio Granados, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will discuss Union County's plans for 2018, including new programs to support the LGBTQ community, and take questions.
The Berkeley Heights Democrats Club meeting will begin at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 and will be held at 91 Holly Glenn Lane South in Berkeley Heights. Please RSVP to Stephen@bhdems.com.
About Linda Weber and Sergio Granados
Linda Weber is a businesswoman, mother, and community leader who has shattered glass ceilings in banking and technology. She built some of the first customer online banking platforms in the U.S., founded two startups and started and turned around businesses within the Fortune 500. Currently a Senior VP at IDB Bank in New York City, Linda previously had the distinction of being the youngest woman ever to be promoted to senior vice president while at CoreStates Bank. In 1997, she was on the cover of American Banker. She is also one of the most active community leaders in New Jersey’s 7th District. She was chair of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in northern Union County, raising millions of dollars, and currently services as the VP for Board and Volunteer Development. Linda’s commitment to this cause has earned her numerous awards.
Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados, a native of Elizabeth and community activist, was re-elected to his second term in 2016. In 2013, he became the youngest Freeholder ever elected to the board and youngest Democratic Freeholder elected in NJ. As the Chairman of the Board for 2018, Granados announced “Moving UNION COUNTY Forward” initiatives, including first-time programs that promote advocacy and equality, volunteerism, public safety, and the environment. There are also announcements assisting seniors, families and youth. Granados served as the Chairman of the Union County Open Space Trust Fund, where he worked to create the Kids Dig In! Community gardens grant program that awarded grants to 32 schools, educating students about gardening and donating produce to local food pantries. He is a member of the Parks Advisory Board, a liaison to the Workforce Development Board, and 2017 member of the Fiscal Committee, where he helped oversee efforts that led to the County achieving a “AAA” bond rating from Moody’s—the highest attainable.