Hunterdon County Democratic Committee held its convention to endorse Presidential, Congressional, Senate, and County Freeholder candidates. The delegates voted unanimously by acclamation to endorse Congressional candidate Tom Malinowski, following in similar fashion with endorsements for Senate candidate Cory Booker and County Freeholder Candidate Patrick Heller.
The presidential endorsement required three rounds of voting with the final round in a runoff between Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Senator Elizabeth Warren emerged victorious with 51% of the vote! 74 votes to 70.
Read More in the NJ GLOBE!
The rules of voting for the convention were as follows: the candidate with more than 50% of the vote is declared the winner. For the first round of voting, any candidate that did not receive 10% of the vote was eliminated from the second round. The the second round, any candidate that did not received 20% of the vote was eliminated from the third round.
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Hunterdon Dems will hold New Jersey’s first presidential convention!
Hunterdon County Democratic Committee Chairwoman Arlene Quiñones Perez announced that the Hunterdon County Democrats will hold the first-in-the-state open convention to award the organization line for president on Sunday, February 9.
All voting members of the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee will serve as delegates to the convention, which will endorse one candidate to head the local ticket in the June 2 Democratic primary.
“These conventions need to be open,” Quiñones Perez told the New Jersey Globe.
Chairwoman Quiñones Perez is in the process of reaching out to presidential campaigns to inform them of the early vote. She said she will publish rules for the convention and allow each campaign to send a representative and address the convention.
The convention will be open to the public.
Read more in the New Jersey Globe!
You can help Congressman Tom Malinowski get the necessary signatures needed on his petition to file as a candidate in the 2020 Primary Election.
A town wide petition canvass is scheduled for Saturday, February 15th from 10AM - 2PM in Lambertville... but YOU can canvas your own neighborhood or even host a petition party.
This is a great way to reach out to Democrats and get them involved early. Please use this opportunity to also launch local candidates, distribute information about your local clubs, or fill county committee seats that may be vacant.
If you are interested and able, please help us collect signatures for Tom. And remember - only registered Democrats, living in CD7 can sign and only once.
Click HERE to sign up or for more information.
An agreement has been reached between Essex County Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones Jr and current State Committee Chairman John Currie over the race for leadership of the State Democratic Party.
In a letter dated December 18, 2019, Chairman Currie thanked Jones for his willingness to support the Democratic Party over his own ambitions as Jones removed himself from the race for State Chair. Currie also stated that when his term ends in June 2021, he will be supporting Chairman Jones to succeed him noting that "Jones's record of building the Essex County Democrats into one of the most successful party organizations in our state will allow him to continue moving our party forward."
In his letter, Currie thanked his supporters including Hunterdon County Democratic Chairwoman Arlene Quinones-Perez. Additionally Currie had backing from Hudson Democratic Chair Amy DeGise, Bergen Democratic Chair Paul Juliano, Mercer County Chair Janice Mironov, Morris Democratic Chair Chip Robinson, Passaic County Democrats, Somerset County Democrats, Sussex Democratic Chair Katie Rotondi, and Warren Democratic Chair Tom Palmieri. Former State Chair Rep. Bonnie Watson-Coleman also played a major role. Grassroot progressive advocates also rallied for Chairman Currie including Currie/Schaffer campaign manager Saily Avelenda of NJ 11th for Change, labor leader Hetty Rosenstein of the CWA, and activist Sue Altman and the New Jersey Working Families Alliance.
The New Jersey State Democratic Committee will convene on January 11, 2020 where the official voting by state committee representatives take place. Hunterdon County is represented by William Courtney, Karen Becker and Sharon Ransavage.