HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Despite legal challenges and protests from progressives, the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO) announced its endorsements for the June 2021 primary. Gov. Phil Murphy, with a recent poll statewide showing his approval rating at more than 58 percent of likely voters, will top the ticket with his running mate, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver.
“Hudson County is home to some of the most diverse communities in the nation and as an organization, we are committed to promoting leadership that is reflective of the people they are elected to serve,” said HCDO Chairwoman Amy DeGise. “From Governor Murphy, who has been a tireless advocate of Hudson County’s working- and middle-class families, to our State Senate, Assembly and county candidates, I’m confident this slate will stand by our Democratic values, continue to fight for our County and do what is best for all of our residents.”
In the 31st District which represents all of Bayonne and half of Jersey City, the HCDO is endorsing State Senator Sandra B. Cunningham and Assemblywoman Angela McKnight and for reelection. Honoring the request of Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, the HCDO is endorsing William B. Sampson IV for the 31st District Assembly, instead of incumbent Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti, who filed to run without the HCDO endorsement.
In the 32nd District, which represented all of North Bergen, Kearny, Secaucus, West New York, Weehawken and a portion of Bergen County, the HCDO endorsed State Senator Nicholas J. Sacco and Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez and Assemblyman Pedro Mejia for reelection.
In the 33rd district, which represents all of Union City, Weehawken, Hoboken and half of Jersey City, the HCDO endorsed State Senator Brian P. Stack Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro for the 33rd District Assembly.
In the only countywide race, the HCDO endorsed former Hudson County Commissioner Jeff Dublin for the position of Hudson County Register.
The 2021 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 8.
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