To support and elect Democratic candidates for public office;
To widen and increase the interest, knowledge, and participation of young people in governmental, civic, and political affairs;
To serve those in need in our community;
To increase awareness and activism on issues of importance to young people;
To increase the role of underrepresented people in the Democratic Party, government, and society; and
To provide opportunities for young people to network and socialize.
We the Union County Young Democrats (Union County, New Jersey), in order to further the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party, to promote the election of the party’s candidates for public office at all levels, to encourage the involvement of young people in civic and political affairs, to promote justice, equality, and diversity, and to promote fellowship and cooperation with one another, establish these bylaws of the Union County Young Democrats.
President Maria C. Del Cid-Kosso
Maria earned her Associates’ Degree in Psychology from Union County College in 2013. Upon graduation, she received a full scholarship to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Political Science from Seton Hall University. In 2015, Maria graduated Summa Cum Laude.
She currently works as Chief of Staff to New Jersey Assemblyman and Speaker Pro Tempore, Jerry Green and recently established her very own “Del Cid Dreamers” Scholarship with the Union County College Foundation. The scholarship is designed to help undocumented students pursue a college degree; giving them the same opportunity she had when she attended Union County College. This is the first scholarship at Union County College focused to financially aid undocumented students pursuing a higher education.
Maria became politically engaged at the age of 18, when she worked as campaign facilitator/assistant for Senator Robert Menendez 2012 reelection. Maria is an alumna of the Rutgers NEW Leadership Program (2012) and an Organizing for Action- Barack Obama 2015 fellow. Maria currently sits on the Executive Board of Angels for Action, a non-profit organization in Plainfield that advocates for immigrant’s rights. She is an active member of Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE Fund, Inc.), Committee member of the New Jersey Young Democrats Latino Caucus and President of the Union County Young Democrats. Maria was recently awarded the 2017 Union County Women of Excellence Award and is an Emerge New Jersey alumna (2017).
Vice President Kyle B. Holder
Kyle Holder received his Master’s Degree at Rutgers University in Public Policy. At Rutgers he was not only involved in many campus organizations, but it’s also an athlete at the Men’s Track and Field team.
During his first two years on campus, he was selected to be a part of the Middlesex County Democratic Committee where we assisted with elections, campaigns, and events. When Kyle moved to Linden, NJ, he became involved with Union County politics, interning at the office of Assemblyman Jerry Green.
Treasurer Manuel E. Ramirez
Manuel E. Ramirez is a 28 year old lifelong resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey. A 2007 graduate of Roselle Catholic High school, Manuel continued his studies at Kean University, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in International Business in 2012, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2015.
While attending Graduate School, he was a Student Council Representative for Graduate & Part-time students.
While attending college, Manuel worked full-time for the County of Union as a Freeholder Legislative Aide for four years. Manuel continues to work for the County of Union, serving as Program Coordinator for People with Special Needs, providing programs that include Golf, Karate, Volleyball, Ceramics, Yoga, and Culinary.
Outside of work Manuel is a Field Organizer for the Union County Democratic Party. Manuel has also volunteered for ten summers at Camp Fatima of New Jersey, where he mentors school aged children with special needs.
Secretary Brittany S. Hale, Esq.
Brittany got lost in Union County and found a perfect home in the city of Rahway. She’s been a Union County resident for almost 3 years.
In that time she’s become a Commissioner on the Rahway Redevelopment Agency and was elected to be a Commissioner on the Rahway Board of Education.
Brittany currently works as a trial attorney and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Rutgers University-Newark Honors College.”