The countdown to Election Day has begun, with less than three weeks to go until November 5. Check out our Weekly Update to see what Democrats throughout the state are doing to make sure we can win in November.
One of New Jersey’s rising stars and someone I’m proud to call a friend is Senator Joseph Lagana of the 38th District in Bergen and Passaic counties. This week Senator Lagana held his annual Beefsteak fundraiser, which I was proud to attend along with Democratic leaders like Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Congressman Josh Gottheimer and many more. Senator Lagana’s running mates Assemblywoman Lisa Swain and Assemblyman Chris Tully are on the ballot in November, and with Joe’s help I’m confident they will be re-elected and will continue working together for all of us.
ASSEMBLY RACE SPOTLIGHT
Last year, Democrats took control of the Burlington County Freeholder Board for the first time in years thanks to the hard work of grassroots activists who pushed for change. Now, Democrats have an excellent opportunity to win two long Republican held Assembly seats in Burlington County’s 8th District, and we have two strong candidates in Gina LaPlace and Mark Natale. These are two new voices with the experience needed to step in right away and deliver for middle class families.
LOCAL & COUNTY RACE SPOTLIGHT
Dominick Puzio is a career law enforcement officer who is running for Hunterdon County Sheriff to establish better partnerships with local police departments and make the county safer for local families. Recently, Dominick won the endorsement of both the NJ PBA and the NJ FOP.
GOV. MURPHY UPDATE
Governor Murphy announced this week that direct service to New York Penn Station is returning to stations along NJTRANSIT’s Raritan Valley Line and also spoke at a graduation ceremony for newly hired NJTRANSIT Engineers. The Governor is committed to fixing the mess left by Chris Christie at NJTRANSIT, and these are two important steps towards that goal. I applaud Governor Murphy for his commitment to New Jersey’s commuters.
SEN. BOOKER UPDATE
Cory was in Ohio earlier this week for the fourth Democratic primary debate and received high praise for his unifying voice. Cory won the night by standing out as a leader, a unifier, and the person who refocused the conversation on the issues that matter most. Following yet another standout debate performance, Cory locked in 18 new endorsements this week from key Iowa Caucus activists, who join 56 other prominent Iowans in endorsing Cory for president. Cory will visit Chicago, South Carolina, and New Hampshire this weekend to deliver a message of economic opportunity and social justice to communities left out and left behind. To find out how you can be a part of Cory’s grassroots movement to unite our country, visit corybooker.com/get-involved.
Chairman John Currie