Fulop, Amy DeGise continue feud over the ‘diversity’ of Hudson County Dems


Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Jersey City Board of Education Trustee Amy DeGise are continuing their feud ahead of the June 12th vote for the Hudson County Democratic Organization chair, this time trading shots over the “diversity” of the local party.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Ahhh… the Hudson County Dems. This picture from a fundraiser this week. A model of inclusiveness, diversity – just the big tent democratic politics everyone wants to see. This pic says it all why I think change is good,” Fulop tweeted about a photo from a fundraiser for Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5).

From left to right, the picture includes North Bergen Commissioner Allen Pascual, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Romano, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, state Senator Richard Codey (D-27, a former governor), Weehawken Richard Turner, Freeholder Chair Anthony Vainieri (D-8) and County Sheriff Frank Sheriff.

On Tuesday evening, Romano hosted an event at the Kolo Klub in Hoboken headlined by Codey, with a good portion of Team DeGise in attendance.

Amy DeGise, Tom’s daughter who is challenging state Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack for HCDO chair next month, fired back with a sharp-tongued social media response.

“Straight white male politician tries to call out others for lack of diversity when he’s supporting another straight white male against potential first woman to lead HCDO?,” she wrote.

Fulop and Stack are of course leading the charge to oust the elder DeGise in 2019, while Amy looks to put those plans to a screeching halt by defeating the North Hudson power broker in a head-to-head contest that is expected to be a tightly contested affair.

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  1. Great to see a woman trying to leveraging her straight white male daddy’s political power as a long time Hudson County political boss trying to play the the woman card to get elected. Public office was never supposed to become the family business.