HCDC Selects Candidates for June 2017 Primary

In a standing room only crowd, the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee selected the State and County candidates representing Hunterdon County in the NJ Primary Election, that will be held June 6, 2017. The Convention was held in Flemington at the Moose Lodge on March 19th.  Attendees listened and many stood,  for almost 3 hours as endorsement speeches were made and as the Candidates themselves spoke about how they intended to move Democratic values forward in Hunterdon County.

Hunterdon County is the host to three Legislative Districts (LD);  LD 15 which includes East Amwell, West Amwell and Lambertville; LD16 - which includes Delaware Township Flemington Borough, Raritan Township, Readington Township and Stockton Borough; and LD 23 which includes Alexandria, Bethlehem, Bloomsbury, Califon, Clinton, Clinton Township, Franklin, Frenchtown, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Holland, Kingwood, Lebanon Borough, Lebanon Township, Milford, Tewksbury and Union.

The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates earned a spot on the Democratic Party line in the June Primary.

Governor of New Jersey - Phil Murphy 

LD 15 - Reed Gusciora and Elizabeth Muoio for NJ State Assembly

LD 16 - Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman for NJ State Assembly.   Laurie Poppe for Senate

LD 23 - Laura Shaw and Iassac Hadzovic for NJ State Assembly; Christine Lui Chen for State Senate 

Hunterdon County Freehold - Paige Livingston

NJ State Committee Representing Hunterdon County - William Courtney and Karen Becker


We urge that you vote in the June 6th NJ Primary Election and ask you to support the candidates that were endorsed at the Democratic Convention.   It is important to have a strong show of support during a primary.   Every vote matters.

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Butterflies and Buttercups - an interactive workshop on how to plant your spring garden to promote cross-pollination

Jeannie Geremia, of the Garden Club of NJ, will host a FREE interactive workshop on how to plant your spring garden to promote cross-pollination. Join her, Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at Addicted Chic, located at the Shoppes of Flemington, 100 Reaville Avenue, Flemington, NJ. Learn which plants to grow in your garden to help caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies. Jeannie is a Raritan Township County Committeewoman, and passionately led the crusade to have the Black Swallowtail Butterfly named as the NJ State Butterfly. 

SHOP FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER ***** Shop ANYTIME ALL DAY Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Addicted Chic and 10% of the proceeds will go to support the Garden Club of New Jersey and the Garden Club of Hunterdon Hills.  The Addicted Fashion Squad will be on hand to style you in beautiful spring fashions!! (Store hours are from 10 AM to 9 PM )






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Mark your Calendars for the HCDC 2017 Spring and Summer Events

There is no shortage of activities being planned by the Hunterdon County Democrats for the spring and early summer months of 2017.   We have many gatherings scheduled including a brunch with Levi Sanders, son of Sen Bernie Sanders, a candidate Meet & Greet, a Veteran's Day Picnic, an event to promote the arts, and an HCDC meeting & picnic at the Hon. Robert Torricelli's farm.  All of our events should get you pumped up in time for the NJ Primary Election on June 6.  

Save the dates with more information and details to follow!

April 30 - Hunterdon County Democratic Committee Brunch - Special guest Levi Sanders. Brunch at the Flemington- Raritan Diner, RT 31, Flemington, from 10am - noon.  $35 per person. RSVP & online donations can be made at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/hcbrunch17

May 6 - Meet & Greet Democratic Candidates.  This event is hosted & sponsored by the Tewksbury Zion Lutheran Church. The event begins at 9:30am and will take place at the church.

May 27 - Hunterdon County Democrats and the Arts - Join us in an inspiring setting at The Gallery of Robert Beck in Lambertville, NJ.  Learn about arts advocacy and meet Democrats running  for office in Hunterdon County. Appetizers and beverages provided by Caffe Galleria.  Join us from 3-5 PM for food, art, music and Dems.   $45 per person.

May 29 - Memorial Day Picnic - The HCDC will honor the Veterans from 9-11 am at our Headquarters, located at 155 Main Street, Flemington. 

June 3 - Hunterdon County Community Days - Meet & Greet the Democratic Candidates at the 4H Fairgrounds, RT 179, Ringoes, NJ. From Noon - 6PM

June 4 - HCDC Meeting and Picnic - From 2-5PM at the home of the Hon Robert Torricelli, in Rosemont, NJ

June 6 - Primary Election Day in New Jersey

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Board of Education applications available at County Clerk's Office or Online

Anyone interested in running for School Board can obtain their petition and information with the Hunterdon County Clerk.

The petition is due in the Clerk's office no later than 4pm Monday, July 31, 2017.  Petitions may be filed Monday - Friday from 8:30am -4:30pm or special Saturday office hours.   A Notary is available on-site at no charge to notarize your petition if needed. Please check with the County Clerk's office at 908 788-1214 for hours of operation and  to answer any questions regarding the petition or filing. 

Click the link below to access the petition and the complete 2017 School Board Candidate Packet.


The Annual School Board Election will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017.


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Christine Lui Chen - Candidate for NJ Senate LD23


Get to know Christine Lui Chen, Democratic Candidate for Senate in Legislative District 23.  Christine was  unable to attend the HCDC Convention on Sunday, March 19th, but sent a video introducing herself and why  she is running for office.

Other candidates in LD 23 include Laura Shaw and Isaac Hadzovic, who are both running for State Assembly.

Legislative District 23 includes the Hunterdon County municipalities of Alexandria Township, Bethlehem Township, Bloomsbury Borough, Califon Borough, Clinton Town, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Frenchtown Borough, Glen Gardner Borough, Hampton Borough, High Bridge Borough, Holland Township, Kingwood Township, Lebanon Borough, Lebanon Township, Milford Borough, Tewksbury Township and Union Township, as well as several municipalities in Somerset County. 

Click the video link  to view Christine's message to the HCDC. https://vimeo.com/user39040824/review/208401625/980aa88b2eS

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