Local Democratic Chairs Declare Support for Phil Murphy for Governor and Jerry Green for re-election as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee
Democratic municipal chairs throughout Union County have declared their intention to support both Phil Murphy for Governor and the re-election of Assemblyman Jerry Green for Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee.
“When I was first elected county chairman, I made it a point to work closely with our municipal chairs to ensure Democrats at every level of the ballot had the resources they needed to compete,” declared Green. “I’m honored by their continued support for myself and Phil.”
“What has made Jerry a successful chairman is his belief that every Democrat, regardless of where they live in Union County, has a voice and brings real value to our party,” said Phil Murphy. “I am as humbled to have the support of Union County’s grassroots Democratic leaders as I am proud to support Jerry Green for re-election as chairman. Union County’s Democrats will keep moving forward under his continued leadership.”
Since being elected county chairman in June 2013, Chairman Green and Union County Democrats have successfully defended all nine Freeholder seats, all three county-wide constitutional offices, all incumbent Democratic legislators, and made significant local gains in communities such as Kenilworth, Summit, Cranford, Springfield, Garwood, and Roselle Park. “We’ve come a long way, but there’s still more to get done,” stated Green. “With this support, I’m eager to seek re-election in June and keep moving our Party forward.”
In endorsing Murphy, the local leaders cited his innovative ideas for fixing the state’s economy and growing the middle class by investing in communities, education, and critical infrastructure.
The Democratic Primary for Governor is on Tuesday, June 6th. The election for Democratic county chairman will be on Tuesday, June 13th.
Supporting Jerry Green for Democratic County Chairman and Phil Murphy for Governor:
Cranford Bette Jane Kowalski
Fanwood Colleen Mahr (1st Vice-Chair)
Garwood Hugh Sinclair
Hillside Anthony Salters
Kenilworth Peter Corvelli
Linden Nicholas Scutari
New Providence Steve Velloric
Plainfield Adrian Mapp
Rahway Samson Steinman
Roselle Park Dan Petrosky
Scotch Plains Joanne Glover
Summit Susan Hairston
Union Joe Cryan
Westfield Janice Siegel
Winfield Margaret McManus
Union County Democrats Endorse Joe Cryan for State Senate
Union County Democratic Chairman Jerry Green, Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, the 20th Legislative District Assembly members Annette Quijano and Jamel Holley, and the Democratic Municipal Chairmen from the 20th Legislative district today issued their joint support of Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan for State Senator in the 20th District. Their support follows press reports that long-time State Senator Raymond Lesniak has filed the paperwork required to run for governor.
Union County Democratic Committee Chairman Jerry Green issued the following statement:
“Ray Lesniak has been a strong, effective legislator since the day he first assumed office in 1978. His work as the New Jersey Chair for the Clinton/Gore and Gore/Lieberman campaigns and his tireless efforts to pass the Marriage Equality Act and for the abolition of the death penalty in New Jersey are just a sample of what he has accomplished in his almost forty years in the legislature. He will be missed in the Senate.
It is critically important that the 20th Legislative District have a representative in the State Senate with a similar dedication to public service and strong public policy. I believe Sheriff Cryan would be the ideal candidate. He has a long history fighting for people in the 20th District and, as a former colleague of mine in the General Assembly, I have seen first-hand the dedication, expertise and tenacity Joe brings down to Trenton each day on behalf of those he represents. I am supporting Sheriff Cryan’s candidacy as the Democratic nominee, because I believe he is the right choice to join Senator Nick Scutari in representing Union County in the State Senate.”
Message from Chairman Jerry Green
As the Union County Democratic Chairman, I am proud and excited to represent you, the democrats of Union County. Without the help from our many volunteers and supporters, our Democratic team would not be the success it is today. Please explore the many resources our website has to offer including, but not limited to finding local events, your elected officials on the Federal, State, County, and Municipal levels, volunteer information and more. Also I want to encourage you to contact us with any questions or thoughts you may have. I thank everyone for how much support you showed our party during our 2016 General Election.