Senator Nick Scutari (D-22), Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee, and Assemblywoman Linda Carter (D-22), Vice-Chairwoman of the Union County Democratic Committee, issued the followed statement:
“George Floyd should still be alive today. The gruesome circumstances of his murder reveal a long- standing, raw, and daily anxiety for millions of Black, Latino, and Hispanic Americans –what happened to George Floyd could happen to them.
We witnessed a violation of human rights. Our hearts go out to Mr. Floyd’s family and his community. As Americans, it is time for us to address the racial flaws and divisions that still exist within our society and the justice system.
We MUST hold all involved criminally accountable for the death of Mr. Floyd, and we have faith that justice will ultimately be served. We stand with our law enforcement brothers and sisters who work tirelessly to protect and serve our communities regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion. We also remain committed to addressing the systemic problem of racism in America.
We add our voices to those who peacefully call attention to a horrific and inexcusable pattern of injustice aimed at communities of color in this country. Unity through grief is the first and most important step in bringing the change our country so desperately needs.
Union County Democrats endorse Joe Biden
Former Vice President will top 2020 Democratic Primary ballot

(CLARK TWP) Today, Union County Democratic Committee Chairman Nicholas P. Scutari released the following statement regarding an endorsement of a candidate for President in the 2020 Democratic Primary:

“It’s an often-used cliché – ‘this is the most important election in our lifetimes’ – but this year, few would disagree with that assessment. Our goal has always been to select the Democratic candidates best suited to represent our communities, our state, and our country. After witnessing a string of inspirational victories, and the undeniable momentum and coalescing created in their aftermath, an overwhelming majority of our Democratic municipal chairs are enthusiastically endorsing Vice President Joe Biden for President, and we will be placing his name at the top of our team in the Democratic Primary on June 2nd. 

Whether it’s fighting to lower healthcare costs, pushing sensible legislation to reduce gun violence, enacting stronger regulations aimed at curbing climate change, or simply restoring our standing around the globe, Joe Biden’s values and goals perfectly match our own. Additionally, the unity fostered around his candidacy since his victory in South Carolina has transformed this race. From Senator Cory Booker through our local candidates, we’re ready to ensure he wins the June 2nd Democratic Primary and is victorious in the general election as well.”

Last month, the Union County Democratic Party endorsed U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Albio Sires (D-8), Congressman Donald Payne, Jr (D-10), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12), and Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-7) for re-election. They also announced that County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi (Union Twp.), Sheriff Peter Corvelli (Kenilworth), Freeholder Christopher Hudak (Linden), Freeholder Angela Garretson (Hillside) and first-time Freeholder candidate Lourdes Leon (Elizabeth) have all earned their support.

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The election in 2020 is going to be incredibly important for Union County, our state, and our country. Fortunately, we’ve built an infrastructure here at UCDC to represent and strengthen our communities. Over the past few years, we’ve elected Democrats at an unprecedented level up and down the ballot. We’ve invested in municipal-level elections that yielded historic Democratic council majorities. We have a majority female Board of Chosen Freeholders for the first time ever. We are now a county represented by Democratic U.S. Senators and members of Congress – all of whom are making us proud every day. And with our membership and enthusiasm growing like never before, our organization is stronger than ever.


But we are just getting started. In 2020, our goal is clear: to elect and re-elect strong Democratic leaders, maintain our county-wide Democratic control, invest in key municipal races to help build our party, and take our message to the people for the upcoming Presidential election. 


The 2020 Elections are going to be among the most important of our lifetime. Our efforts will dramatically affect the outcomes of major races in our communities, in the state and nationwide. So join us and I promise you a movement that fights for us all.

Senator Nick Scutari
Union County Democratic Committee