County Committee Meeting and CD7 Candidates

The next Hunterdon County Committee Meeting will take place on Monday, December 4th. Following the meeting, the HCDC will host a Meet and Greet with the candidates running for Congress in Congressional District 7.

Candidates who presently have announced that they are running for Congress in CD7 have been invited.  Invitees are as follows (in alphabetic order) Jois Goutam, Andrew Hartford, Peter Jacob, Tom Malinowski, Lisa Mandelblatt, Scott Salmon, and Linda Weber.  The candidate who wins the NJ primary election in June will run against Republican incumbent Leonard Lance next November. 

The meeting will be held at the Flemington Moose Lodge, located at 81 Barley Sheaf Road, Flemington and will begin at 6:30 PM.


Please RSVP to Helen Richard at


Edit: 11/25/17 - We received written notification today from Andrew Hartford informing us that he will no longer be running as a Congressional Candidate in NJ-CD7 due to the fact that he is moving out of the district. We wish Andrew well and thank him for his past work in Hunterdon County supporting the Democratic Party. 

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All Hands on Deck - Election 2017


It's ALL HANDS ON DECK in the final hours of the 2017 Election. You can help with a Democratic Win with this election by phone banking or door to door canvassing.

GOTV - GET OUT THE VOTE   MONDAY November 6th AND TUESDAY November 7th!!!!

The scheduled times for canvassing and phone banking are as follows:

  • 3:00 Pm to 7:00 PM CANVASSING
  • 10:00AM TO 7:45 PM PHONE BANKING

Any time you can spare during these time frames would be greatly appreciated.  Please come to the HCDC Headquarters located at  155 Main St., Flemington, NJ.  We will  provide you with a walk or call list.

Campaign Signs - We still have campaign signs that need to be put out.  Stop by and get your lawn sign. 

To volunteer please contact JoAnne MacBeth  201-207-8653  or John Gillen (JT)   610-390-5529.   Or Call the HCDC Headquarters at 908-237-0178.


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HCDC Plans Breakfast Meeting and GOTV Pep Rally


As we close in on the 2017 campaign season, the HCDC is planning one last "hurrah" by hosting a Hunterdon County Committee Breakfast Meeting and GOTV Pep Rally.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th, at the Holiday Inn in Clinton, NJ.  Registration begins at 8:30AM, with a brief County Committee meeting starting at 9:00AM.  A continental breakfast will be served. 

Then, get prepared for some fun and excitement with the GOTV (Get Out The Vote) Pep-Rally. There will be candidates, guest speakers and pep-rally music ramping up the spirit and energy for this important election. 


We have an opportunity to have a Democratic Governor and end the Christie regime 

We have an opportunity to have Democratic  State Senate and Assembly Representatives

We have an opportunity to have a Democratic Hunterdon County Freeholder

We have an opportunity to have representation on our local town council or committee

But we risk losing these opportunities if we don't help our candidates campaign.  So let's get door knocking and phone banking. Together we can make this happen.

RSVP to Helen at:

The Clinton Holiday Inn is located at 111 Route 173 West Main St.‎ Clinton, NJ, 08809.




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HCDC Statement on Negative Ad Attacks

HCDC Chairwoman Arlene Quinones Perez has issued an official statement on behalf of the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee regarding the negative ad attacks against Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy and his position on Sanctuary Cities.

During the Gubernatorial debate on October 10th, Ambassador Murphy stated that he would not only be in favor of NJ hosting Sanctuary Cities, he would also call for NJ to become the first Sanctuary State. 

The GOP contender, Kim Guadagno, has since invoked upon a negative ad campaign and is insinuating that Phil Murphy "has the backs of criminals", specifically convicted murderer Jose Carranza. This could not be further from the truth and demonstrates that  her character is much like that of her current boss, and our soon to be our ex- Governor, Chris Christie.

The following is a statement from Chairwoman Perez regarding the negative - and misleading -  ad attacks against Ambassador Murphy.

"The only thing too dangerous for NJ would be if Kim Guadagno gets elected. Her spin on Phil Murphy’s Sanctuary City Plans exemplify how dishonest and corrupt she really is. To insinuate that Phil Murphy has criminals’ backs is outlandish. Referring to what was stated on Tuesday’s debate in regards to illegal alien, Jose Carranza, who was convicted of killing 3 people in a Newark schoolyard - Murphy clearly stated in the debate that the crimes were 'heinous' and that those responsible should be prosecuted 'to the fullest extent of the law.' As a County Chair and as a Latina, I am personally offended by her divisive comments. We do not need another divisive politician in New Jersey politics - we have enough of that at the national level."


A debate between our Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Sheila Oliver and her opponent is set for October 16th. The 2nd Gubernatorial debate between Murphy and Guadagno is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm and can be viewed on CBS Channel 2 out of NY.

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Union Township Democrats - Call to Action


The Union Township Democrats will be hosting a “Friday Night Phone Bank"  for LD23 and local candidates every Friday night beginning at 5:30 pm. Union Twp Dem Christina Russoniello has opened her home for use as the base station for making phone calls. Anyone interested should contact Christina at or (908) 892-4518.

Union Twp Dems are also canvasing every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons starting about 3pm until dusk and Sunday from 2-5pm.   Door to Door Canvassing will cover LD23, the Murphy campaign and any local campaign for the area they are canvasing in. Currently walk lists include Phillipsburg, Lopatcong and Greenwich. Anyone interested should contact Lauren Grober at or (201) 240-1016.

For questions or information regarding GOTV (Get Out The Vote) please reach out to either Christina or Lauren at their email or contact numbers listed above

LD23 Candidates include Christine Chen for State Senate and Laura Shaw and Charles Boddy for NJ General Assembly.


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