At the Executive Board meeting of the New Jersey Young Democrats (NJYD), Marshall Spevak was chosen to succeed Chris James as President of the New Jersey Young Democrats. James is, of course, now serving as Executive Director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.

 

Spevak Will Focus on Chapter Building, Campaigns, Engagement

(Trenton, NJ) — At the Executive Board meeting of the New Jersey Young Democrats (NJYD) yesterday, Marshall Spevak was chosen to succeed Chris James as President of the New Jersey Young Democrats. James was hired to serve as Executive Director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.

“I’m looking forward to taking the reins of our state’s Young Democrats to continue to build an organization that campaigns use to maximize contributions of young people across our state,” said Spevak. “I’m grateful to Chris James for his leadership the past three years and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role to involve and engage more young people in the Democratic Party.”

John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee added, “I trust that Marshall Spevak will do well in his new leadership role. I am pleased to have young men (and women) working with me in support of Democratic values. New Jersey is blessed with a talented pool of young leaders working to build the progressive movement in New Jersey — one that will sustain itself for years to come.”

Spevak has served on the NJYD board since 2007 and is the former National Campaign Director for the Young Democrats of America. He currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-2nd), and has worked on a number of highly competitive successful campaigns including those of the late New Jersey Congressman John Adler, U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware and New Jersey State Senator Jim Whelan. Spevak previously served as a Senior Associate at Kennedy Communications and as the Social Media Director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.

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Contact: Marshall Spevak (609.870.9027)

 

 

CHRISTIE MAY BE GOING AWAY SOON, BUT NEW JERSEY’S BUDGET SHORTFALL ISN’T, SAYS CURRIE

May 07, 2014 at 12:26pm

 

John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, is highlighting the fact that Governor Christie is skipping town as an staggering $807 million budget shortfall looms.

 

(Trenton) — John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, is highlighting the fact that Governor Christie is skipping town as an staggering $807 million budget shortfall looms.

 

As news stories highlight, New Jersey’s already-low credit rating was recently downgraded for the fifth time during Chris Christie’s tenure, in part due to the “scale and belatedness” of the $807million hole in the state budget. One might expect that under these circumstances, their governor would be rolling up his sleeves, meeting with legislators, and looking for ways to improve the state’s “sputtering” economy. However, if one’s governor is the scandal-plagued Chris Christie, that expectation would be wrong.

 

As the Associated Press reports, “trailing in fundraising, Maine Gov. Paul LePage hopes a visit by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this week will raise campaign cash – and rally his conservative base.” Apparently, when the going gets tough, the toughs go to… Portland, Maine.

 

“With all due respect to my friends in New England, right now, New Jersey’s governor should be focused on ledgers and liabilities, not lobsters and lighthouses. He needs to get his priorities straight. The budget situation in New Jersey is real and it is not going away,” said Chairman Currie. “It is time for Governor Christie to drop the fundraising junkets, and start getting down to business — the business of fixing our state’s troubled economy.”