Welcome to our second edition of the Chairman’s Update, where we will be sharing news from Democrats running for office throughout New Jersey as we get closer and closer to Election Day. 


Democrats are working hard all over New Jersey to win more seats in the Assembly and in local and county offices, from the 1st District in Cape May to the 40th in Bergen and Passaic counties and everywhere in between. This week, one of New Jersey’s leaders in the State Senate, Sen. Nicholas Sacco, held his annual Mayor’s Ball event attended by over 2,000 supporters. While I could not attend due to a personal commitment, I wanted to highlight this great event and thank Senator Sacco for his friendship and leadership. I also would like to thank Morris County Democratic Chairman Chip Robinson for his invitation to address the party’s Annual Gala along with Governor Murphy. It was great to see a packed room full of hundreds of Democrats ready to win in November!


Democrats Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger are running for Assembly in the traditionally-Republican territory of the 25th District, but they are making this a real race. Coming off the incredible victory last year by Congresswoman Mikie Sherill, Lisa and Darcy were inspired to stand up and work to give the people of Morris County representatives who will be accountable to the residents, not big business and special interests. This week, Lisa and Darcy highlighted the fact that their opponent has made at least $2 million in taxpayer funded contracts from his law firm, and called for more transparency to protect taxpayers. 


After years of organizing and hard work, last year Somerset County Democrats broke through and won countywide seats for the first time in decades. Our NJDSC Vice Chair and Somerset County Chair Peg Schaffer is working to continue the momentum, and this week Democrats Melonie Marano for Freeholder and Darrin Russo for Sheriff picked up major endorsements from Somerset County Education Association as well as the Sierra Club


This week Governor Murphy was proud to join Bergen County Democratic Committee Chairman Paul Juliano for the organization’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner. The event recognized some of the grassroots Democrats who have helped turn Bergen County blue over the last ten years, from former chair and my dear friend Lou Stellato and many of the local leaders throughout Bergen who we can count on to fight for our Democratic Party.


During a whirlwind four-day swing through Iowa this week, Cory inspired caucus goers and received standing ovations as he discussed the need to pull together and heal America after years of Trump’s hatred and division — but not before bringing the crowd to their feet at the SEIU Unions for All Summit in Los Angeles. Also, more than 50 New Hampshire women launched a grassroots effort this week aimed at bringing Granite State women together to share why Cory is the strongest candidate for women and families. And capping off a busy week, Cory unveiled a plan to pay college athletes and crack down on exploitative practices in sports. To find out how you can be a part of Cory’s grassroots movement to unite our country, visit

Thank you,

Chairman John Currie