HCDC Statement on Negative Ad Attacks

HCDC Chairwoman Arlene Quinones Perez has issued an official statement on behalf of the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee regarding the negative ad attacks against Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy and his position on Sanctuary Cities.

During the Gubernatorial debate on October 10th, Ambassador Murphy stated that he would not only be in favor of NJ hosting Sanctuary Cities, he would also call for NJ to become the first Sanctuary State. 

The GOP contender, Kim Guadagno, has since invoked upon a negative ad campaign and is insinuating that Phil Murphy "has the backs of criminals", specifically convicted murderer Jose Carranza. This could not be further from the truth and demonstrates that  her character is much like that of her current boss, and our soon to be our ex- Governor, Chris Christie.

The following is a statement from Chairwoman Perez regarding the negative - and misleading -  ad attacks against Ambassador Murphy.

"The only thing too dangerous for NJ would be if Kim Guadagno gets elected. Her spin on Phil Murphy’s Sanctuary City Plans exemplify how dishonest and corrupt she really is. To insinuate that Phil Murphy has criminals’ backs is outlandish. Referring to what was stated on Tuesday’s debate in regards to illegal alien, Jose Carranza, who was convicted of killing 3 people in a Newark schoolyard - Murphy clearly stated in the debate that the crimes were 'heinous' and that those responsible should be prosecuted 'to the fullest extent of the law.' As a County Chair and as a Latina, I am personally offended by her divisive comments. We do not need another divisive politician in New Jersey politics - we have enough of that at the national level."


A debate between our Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Sheila Oliver and her opponent is set for October 16th. The 2nd Gubernatorial debate between Murphy and Guadagno is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm and can be viewed on CBS Channel 2 out of NY.

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Union Township Democrats - Call to Action


The Union Township Democrats will be hosting a “Friday Night Phone Bank"  for LD23 and local candidates every Friday night beginning at 5:30 pm. Union Twp Dem Christina Russoniello has opened her home for use as the base station for making phone calls. Anyone interested should contact Christina at christina@eponapetcare.com or (908) 892-4518.

Union Twp Dems are also canvasing every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons starting about 3pm until dusk and Sunday from 2-5pm.   Door to Door Canvassing will cover LD23, the Murphy campaign and any local campaign for the area they are canvasing in. Currently walk lists include Phillipsburg, Lopatcong and Greenwich. Anyone interested should contact Lauren Grober at janeite6@comcast.net or (201) 240-1016.

For questions or information regarding GOTV (Get Out The Vote) please reach out to either Christina or Lauren at their email or contact numbers listed above

LD23 Candidates include Christine Chen for State Senate and Laura Shaw and Charles Boddy for NJ General Assembly.


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HCDC County Committee Meeting - Oct 11th


The Hunterdon County Democrats will hold their next County Committee Meeting on October 11, 2017.  The meeting will be held at the Flemington Moose Lodge, located at 81 Barley Sheaf Road, Flemington.  Check in begins at 6:30pm. The meeting time is 7-9 pm and includes a presentation by Tim Korzun on "How to be a Challenger" followed by phone banking for our candidates.

Learn how you be part of the path to Victory 2017 by supporting our NJ Democratic  Candidates.

For more info or to RSVP contact Helen at helenrichard.hcdc@gmail.com

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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 arleneqperez@hotmail.com  Please use subject line: EMERGE NJ 

For information about EMERGE NJ please visit their website at: www.emergen.org

Click HERE to download an application to EMERGE NJ 2018 Training



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Chairwoman Perez on Jersey Matters TV Program

Larry Mentde sits down with Arlene Quinones Perez, who served as a  delegate at the Democratic National Convention representing the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. Ms Perez is also the Chairwoman of the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee.


Click the link below to watch the video


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