Milford Alive - HCDC Gold Sponsorship


The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee is once again a GOLD sponsor of Milford Alive.  This annual event in the town of Milford, New Jersey is a day long community celebration featuring art, food, music, crafts, fireworks AND.... bed races. 

Milford Alive has won Hunterdon Happenings of the County's BEST Outdoor Event three years in a row as well as Hunterdon County's BEST Family Event.   This year Milford Alive takes place on Saturday, September 23rd.  It begins at noon and ends after the evening is topped off with a fireworks display.

The HCDC will have a tent on Bridge Street, so come on by and visit us. We are excited to announce that Laura Shaw, our candidate for NJ State Assembly in LD23 has been asked to speak at the beginning of the event. But the real excitement comes after Laura's speech when Tammy Murphy, takes the stage.   Ms. Murphy, founder and chair of New Start New Jersey is also the wife of our Gubernatorial Candidate, Phil Murphy.

For more information and directions to Milford Alive visit:

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HCDC Annual Blue Reception '17



Chairwoman Arlene Quinones Perez and the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee are pleased to announce that once again they will be hosting the Annual Hunterdon Blue Reception '17.  The annual gathering is the major fundraising event for the HCDC and benefits Hunterdon Democratic candidates on the County and Local levels. 

This year the Blue Reception will be held on Tuesday, September 19th, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Old York Cellars Winery, located at 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ. Our special guest Tammy Murphy, is Founder and Chair of New Start New Jersey and the wife of Democratic Nominee for Governor, Phil Murphy.

Please join us for an evening of wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres in support of our local, county and state Democratic Candidates.   Please RSVP to Lois Zarish at

Suggested Donation: 

FRIEND $150     SILVER $200     GOLD $500     CO-HOST $1,000

Payment may be made on line at or by mailing your check to Hunterdon County Democratic Committee, PO Box 473, Flemington, NJ 08822

Paid for by the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee, PO Box 473, Flemington, NJ 08822

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Women's Equality Day March Marked 97th Anniversary of the Suffragette Movement

The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee sponsored a march down Main Street in Flemington, NJ on March 26th to commemorate the 97th Anniversary of the Women's Equality Day, better known as the Women's Suffragette Movement, which gave women the right to vote. 

Women, children and yes, men, attended the event to commemorate this historic event and to remind people that women's issues are family issues.   Clinton Town Mayor Janice Kovach, delivered the opening remarks on the steps of the Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse. Both she and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker read excerpts from Sojourner Truth's 'Aint I A Woman' speech as well as a selected reading from The Declaration of Sentiments established at the first women's rights meeting held at Seneca Falls, NY July 1848.

The march proceeded down Main Street to HCDC Headquarters where local and state Democratic candidates had an opportunity to speak on behalf of women's rights and family issues.  Laura Shaw, Candidate for LD23 General Assembly, gave an impassioned speech reminding us that equal pay for women impacts the entire family, not just the individual. 

The event was covered by FiOS TV.  Click HERE to watch the short video with highlights of the Women's Equality Day March.

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EMERGE NJ Announces 2018 Training Classes

Emerge NJ announces training opportunities for "Strong Women Emerge NJ Spring Class 2018".  EMERGE NJ classes offer training for women in New Jersey who are running for office as Democratic Candidates. The classes are designed to help gain significant skills needed to run a successful campaign and provide attendees with the opportunity to network with other New Jersey Democratic candidates.  Emerge New Jersey is the premier training program for Democratic women. Their goal is to increase the number of Democratic women in public office.

HCDC Chairwoman Arlene Perez understands the importance of such training and is extending an offer through the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee to sponsor one attendee. If you are interested, please email your contact information and the office you are running for to  Please use subject line: EMERGE NJ 

For information about EMERGE NJ please visit their website at:

Click HERE to download an application to EMERGE NJ 2018 Training



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Veterans Collection Drive Sponsored by Western NJ Democrats

Our Veterans answered the call - Now it's our turn to show support.  The Western New Jersey Democratic Community Service Team will be collecting items for the Lyons Veterans Hospital which is located in Bernards, NJ.  Items being collected will be made through donations made by the community.  

Collection centers are being set up on September 2nd and September 9th from 11am - 2pm at the Clinton Book Shop, located at 12 E Main Street, Clinton, NJ.  

On hand to help with the collection efforts will be LD23 State Candidates Christine Chen and Charles Boddy.   Chen is running for State Senate, while Boddy is running for General Assembly.  Paige Livingston, Candidate for Hunterdon County Freeholder, will also be on hand to help with the collection efforts as well as local municipal candidates. In addition, Lisa Mandelblatt, who will be looking to run against Leonard Lance in 2018 will be in attendance September 9th. 

Much needed items for the Veterans include clothing, shoes, coats, personal hygiene supplies, palliative care supplies for family members staying overnight, art supplies and Uber gift cards.   We are asking that items being donated are new.  

For a complete list of supplies, please click HERE.     

Follow the event on Facebook at Operation It's Our Turn

Collection Schedule -

  • September 2nd - Christine Chen, Paige Livingston & Natalie Ferry (Candidate for High Bridge Borough Council)
  • September 9th - Charles Boddy, Lisa Mandelblatt & Rielly Karsh (Candidate for Clinton Town Council) 


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