Clinton Town Says Goodbye to "Mr. Clinton" Gene DeCleene

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The town of Clinton said goodbye to an icon. "Mr. Clinton", Gene De Cleene passed away Thursday, May 31st.  Gene was born and raised in Clinton and spent his entire life serving the community.  In 1984 Gene ran for Town Council and held that seat until 2008. He did however,take a 4 year hiatus to serve on the Hunterdon County Board of Elections from 1989-1993.  Gene was a Life Member of the Clinton Fire Department and the Clinton First Aid Squad. 

In 2017 Gene became the first recipient of the "Eugene De Cleene Civic Engagement Award", aptly named after Mr. De Cleene. The award was established by the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee and was created in order to annually honor someone who shows genuine passion for their community. 

A video was made in 2017 about Gene's life. You can watch the tribute video by clicking HERE

Visit Gene's permanent memorial site at www.wrightfamily.com

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Malinowski wins 2018 Primary

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In a landslide victory in Hunterdon County and across the CD7 footprint, Tom Malinowski won the Democratic race for Congress in the June 5th New Jersey primary election.  Malinowski will go on to face GOP incumbent Leonard Lance in the November General Election. 

Malinowski took Hunterdon County with 5066 votes. Peter Jacob took in 1596 votes and Goutam Jois 825. Across the CD7 footprint which includes Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, Union and Warren Counties, Malinowski won with 66.8% of the vote (26,079). Peter Jacob took in 19.1% (7,474 votes) and Goutam Jois took only 14.1% (5,489 votes).  

On the GOP side, Lance won the Republican ticket with 24,856 votes or 74.9%.  He was challenged by Lindsay Brown with 4,774 votes (14.4%) and Raafat Barsoom 3,545 votes (10.7%).

On paper,  Lance appears to have gotten a higher percentage of votes over Malinowski. However,  Malinowski actually received more votes. (Malinowski 26,079 vs Lance 24.856)  Additionally, more Democrats voted for the CD7 seat casting 39,042 ballots versus 33,175 Republican voters. 

If you would like to volunteer to help Malinoswki get elected to Congress jump aboard Team Tom by emailing team@malinowskifornj.com 

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Julia Fahl Takes Lambertville Race for Mayor

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The most closely watched race in Hunterdon County took place in Lambertville for the heavily contested seat for Mayor. With only a 10% margin, first time challenger Julia Fahl received the necessary votes to win the June 5th NJ Primary Election. Fahl defeated incumbent David DelVecchio, who held Lambertville's Mayoral seat for 27 years. 

In 2013, Mayor DelVecchio conducted the first same-sex marriage in New Jersey.  Fahl praised DelVecchio for his service and for a well-fought campaign. Fahl campaigned for more open and transparent city government, better budget management, maintaining and investing in open space and revitalizing municipal boards and commissions.

The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee would also like to recognize and thank Mayor DelVecchio for his service to Lambertville as Mayor.  DelVecchio is also a former HCDC Chair.

The Battle for U.S. Senate- Statewide the most closely watched race took place between incumbent Senator Bob Menendez against challenger Lisa McCormick. While Menendez will advance to the general election, both Hunterdon and Somerset Counties threw their support behind McCormick. Hunterdon Democrats preferred McCormick by a 4,525 to 3,002 margin while Somerset voters gave McCormick a narrower victory, 8,315 to 8,248.  Voters in Middlesex and Union counties gave Menendez a wider margin of victory. Senator Menendez will go up against GOP candidate Bob Hugin.  Statewide Menendez took in 62.2% of the votes and Hugin took 75.1%. However, more Democrats voted in the primary.  Menendez had 259,875 votes while Hugin only had 167,121. 

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Malinowski announces Grand Opening of Campaign Headquarters

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Tom Malinowski, the Hunterdon County endorsed candidate for Congress (CD7) and Team Tom announce the grand opening of the Malinowski for Congress Campaign Headquarters.

A day long celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th at the former Sylvan Learning Center, located at 1962 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville, NJ.  The event runs from 10am - 2pm .  Visit the Red Carpet Wall, the Instagram Booth and find out how you can volunteer and be an important part of Team Tom and helping him win the election!

Scheduled activities include:

10am - 2pm - Canvass and Cookout

2pm - 4pm - HQ Grand Opening with Guest Speakers

For information contact team@malinowskifornj.com

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Senator Menendez Re-Election Kickoff

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Senator Bob Menendez has announced that he will be seeking re-election for his office as U.S.  Senator representing New Jersey.  The kick off for the Senator's re-election was held March 28th in Union City where he grew up. During his speech to a packed crowd, Menendez talked about his upcoming show-down in November with GOP candidate Bob Hugin, who is a retired big pharmaceutical executive and of course the ongoing battles in Congress with Trump and corporate power.  The loudest cheer when Menendez told the crowd "There is a President in Washington who spends his days dividing us and distracting us, but never delivering for us."  The Senator also periodically addressed the crowd in Spanish. 

The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee endorsed Senator Bob Menendez as our candidate for Senate at our February 4th Convention, held at the Kingwood Township Fire Company.   

To view the Re-election campaign kick off click the links below:

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