NJDSC to host 2019 Candidate Training

One of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee's (NJDSC) top priorities is to ensure Democrats are ready to organize and run for office at ALL levels -- that’s why we’re so excited to share our new 2019 candidate trainings!

The NJDSC is hosting three trainings for those interested in running for office this year because in 2019, our state legislature and local offices are on the ballot.

This year though, they're changing it up a little, and partnering with the National Democratic Training Committee for the trainings on March 23rd, March 24th and April 13th! 

Participants will learn to:

  • Develop and implement field plans.

  • Fundraise and follow compliance regulations.

  • Lead through high-stakes situations.

  • Craft campaign messaging (and stick to it!)

  • Work with allies and vendors

  • Engage volunteers and supporters

If you’re interested in attending one of these candidate trainings, click on one of the buttons below to RSVP!

Specific locations for these trainings will be announced in the coming weeks.








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Assemblymen, Congressman, Set Mobile Office Hours


Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker and Roy Frieman, who represent the 16th Legislative District (LD16) have announced that they will have mobile office hours at the Hunterdon County Library on Route 12 beginning March 26th. 

LD16 Constituents can visit the the mobile office without an appointment, but may call ahead at 732-823-1684 or 908 829-4191. Staff members will assist LD16 residents with state and federal issues, such as affordable housing, energy, senior citizen programs, property tax rebates and temporary disability benefits. 

In addition to the March 26th date, the mobile office will also be open April 30th and May 28th and will be open from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.    The Assemblymen will also have another mobile office set up at the Hillsborough Library, 379 S Branch Road on March 19th, April 23rd and May 14th. 

Additionally, representatives from the office of Congressman Tom Malinowski will be on site at the Hunterdon County Library dates to assist with Federal issues. 

New Jersey's 16th Legislative District includes the following Hunterdon County municipalities:  Delaware Township, Flemington Borough, Raritan Township, Readington Township and Stockton Borough.



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Strike Out Hunger NJ


In the fall of 2013, Milford residents Charlie and Bob White met with Frenchtown Mayor Warren Cooper to propose a challenge softball game – Milford vs. Frenchtown – to benefit local food pantries. In May of the following year, the two teams met in what would be the start of Strikeout Hunger NJ, although it would be another five years before the game expanded to include other towns. In those five years, the two municipalities would raise over two and a half tons of food for the pantries in Frenchtown and Milford. They would also increase the awareness that hunger is real, and it isn’t just in third-world countries. It lives here, in New Jersey, within our communities, and with our neighbors.

Milford and Frenchtown are now competing on May 4, 2019 against Flemington, Holland, Clinton and Alexandria to fight for the title at Riegel Ridge Community Center in Holland Township.  As the tournament expands, they hope to unite “Hunterdon against Hunger” with a strong message to “Send hunger to the bench”.

Details and links for players, volunteers and sponsors are at www.StrikeOutHungerNJ.org.




Bob White pictured above with his wife Charlie, serves as a Democrat, on Milford Borough Council

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Save the Date - Upcoming events for 2019


This coming year is going to be another active one! Our goal is to maintain the Democratic momentum we have going here in Hunterdon County. The HCDC Executive Board already held their first meeting of 2019 and they've planned out a full calendar of  meetings and relevant events for the upcoming year. Hopefully you will be able to join us throughout the year!  We will also be posting more details about each of the events as the date for them draws nearer.   You can always check out the HCDC EVENT page on our website www.hcdems.com/calendar

SAVE THE DATE..... Here's some of the things we have planned for 2019 as well as some important dates to make note of.   Please check our events page often for updates to the events.  




  • Running for Local Office, Workshop by Mary Melfi (January 26th)



  • Ready to Run, CAWP, Rutgers University (March 15-16th)
  • County Committee Meeting / Endorsement Convention - Sun, March 24th, 2019; 3-5pm)


  • Spring Brunch– Oak Hill Golf Club, Milford NJ, Sun, April 28th, 2019; 11am-2pm
  • Clinton Township Community Day – Saturday, April 27th, Bundt Park. 2:00-7:00pm


  • County Committee Meeting - Recurring / 3rdMonday of May (Mon, May 20th, 2019)
  • Memorial Day Parade & BBQ, Headquarters, Main Street – May 27th, 2019


  • County Committee Meeting (Reorg on even years) - Recurring / 2ndTuesday of June
    (Tuesday, June 9th, 2020)
  • Community Day, Hunterdon County Fairgrounds - Date to Be Determined
  • Alexandria Township Community Day - Date to Be Determined


  • Lebanon Borough Parade (July 4th)
  • HCDC Annual Picnic - Recurring / 4thSunday of July (Sun July 28th, 2019)


  • County Committee Meeting - Recurring / 2rdWednesday of August (Wed August, 14th, 2019)
  • Women’s Equality Day, Flemington Courthouse to HCDC Headquarters from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Sat August 24th, 2019)
  • Hunterdon County Fair, 4H Fairgrounds- Date to Be Determined


  • Blue Reception Fundraiser - Recurring / 2ndThursday of September (Thur Sept 12th, 2019)
  • Holland Township Community Day - Date to Be Determined
  • Raritan Township Community Day - Date to Be Determined
  • Union Township Community Day - Date to Be Determined
  • Milford Alive - Date to Be Determined


  • Challenger Training - Recurring / 3rdWednesday of October (Wed Oct 16nd, 2019)
  • County Committee Meeting - Recurring / The Wednesday Before Election Day (Wed Oct 30th, 2019)


  • ** Election Night Watch Party *** November 5th, 2019 @ 7pm, location to be announced.


  • HCDC Annual Holiday Party - Recurring / 3rdThursday of December at 7:00p.m. (Thur Dec 19th, 2019)
  • Flemington Parade, Main Street, Flemington - Date to be Determined
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HCDC Chairwoman Perez named as ROI-NJ Top Influencer


Return on Investment New Jersey (ROI-NJ) a go-to media company created to inform and connect businesses in New Jersey has recognized the 10 most Influential People of Color, as well as 50 other Influencers, in the state of NJ.

The list was determined by interviews with key people in all sectors of the economy, as well as the judgment of the ROI-NJ Editorial Board.

The HCDC would like to congratulate our Chairwoman Arlene Perez for being recognized as a ROI People of Color Influencer.   Arlene has been praised for bringing a new voice to the Democratic Party, particularly in Hunterdon County where it has been a Republican All-Boys Club.

In addition to our Chairwoman, other notable Democrats that were named as the State’s Top Influencers include Hunterdon County resident Patricia Campos-Medina. Patricia has been a great supporter of the HCDC and has previously served on the HCDC Executive Board.  NJDSC Vice Chair Lizette Delgado, Congressman Elect Andy Kim, Senator Bob Menendez and former Assemblyman Updendra Chivukula also made the list.

Notable Democrats named to the Top Ten List of Influential People of Color include: Ras Baraka, (Mayor, City of Newark), State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver and Senator Cory Booker.

The HCDC congratulates all those who made the list and we thank the honorees for their contributions they have made to the great state of New Jersey.  

For a complete list and to read the ROI-NJ article please click HERE

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