New Jersey Democratic State Committee

Chairman John Currie

John Currie was unanimously elected Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) in June of 2013 and has served ever since. He previously served the NJDSC as a Deputy Vice-Chair since 1995. Mr. Currie also serves as the Democratic Chair of the Passaic County Democratic Organization, his 27th year in the position. Currie is also currently the Co-Chair of the Democratic National Committee Credentials Committee.

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Vice Chairwoman Peg Schaffer

 Marguerite M. Schaffer is the President and Managing Principal at Shain Schaffer PC, a law firm located in Bernardsville, New Jersey. She specializes in commercial litigation; land use; real estate and banking law. Ms. Schaffer, who currently serves as Chair of the Somerset County Democratic Committee was elected as a Delegate to the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions. 

In 1975 she received her law degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University and was Editor of its Legislative Journal. Her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy was earned at the University of Dayton in 1970. She holds a Teacher’s Certification in Secondary English from the State of New Jersey. She received a NITA diploma in the Art of Trial Skills in 2015. 

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Secretary Janice Kovach

Janice Kovach has served as Secretary of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee since 2007. She has also served as mayor of Clinton, NJ since November 2011. Janice brings her business savvy approach to municipal government. She loves the Town of Clinton and feels honored to play a leading role in the town’s future.

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Treasurer Kelly Stewart Maer

Kelly Stewart Maer has more than 20 years of political and government experience in New Jersey. She is currently working at Capital Health System in Trenton, New Jersey as Director of State and Federal Advocacy. She is also a member of the DNC Small Business Council.

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