JOHN CURRIE REELECTED CHAIR OF NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE FOR FULL TERM
(Trenton) — After a challenging but successful election year in 2013, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee unanimously reelected John Currie to a full two-year term as Chairman. Despite a strong top-of-ticket headwind, Democrats preserved legislative majorities with strong margins of support in both the State Senate and the State Assembly, while also winning seats at the local and county levels.
Lizette Delgado-Polanco maintains her position as the Vice-Chair of the party organization. Secretary Janice Kovach and Treasurer Kelly Stewart Maer were also reelected. The Currie-Polanco leadership team received the support of both Democratic U.S. Senators, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, as well as members of the U.S. Congress, legislative leaders, county officials, and mayors.
“I’m humbled and honored to be re-elected as Chair, and I look forward to working with Democrats across New Jersey, as we move forward together. Our organization is not only strong, it is getting stronger. We have an important opportunity in the 2014 election cycle to make Democratic gains in Congress and across the state, and we have an obligation to hold the governor in check for his misguided priorities," said Chairman Currie.
"We should be proud of the fact that our priorities continue to enjoy support across the state. Democrats want to expand opportunity, ensure equal protection under the law, grow our economy in a way that helps — not hinders — middle class families struggling in the weak Chris Christie economy. We also want a safe and healthy environment in which our children can thrive. By electing Democrats, we can make New Jersey a better place to live,” Currie said.
Currie has been successful bringing unity to the state party organization and working with key constituencies — people of all persuasions, religions, colors and creeds — which he pledged to do all year round. He highlighted efforts to showcase the worst offenses of a Republican governor with a national reputation, pointing to a recent explosion of negative news stories as reason for feeling encouraged that the truth about Chris Christie is emerging.
The committee voted on the evening of Thursday, January 9. More information about the state party leadership is available on the organization's website, here.