Hudson County Black Caucus backs Craig Guy in county executive race


The Hudson County Black Caucus is backing Craig Guy in the upcoming county executive race, with Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31) calling him “a true partner to Black elected officials and community leaders.”

Photo courtesy of the Craig Guy for Hudson County executive campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I know that Craig Guy will be a true partner to Black elected officials and community leaders as county executive and that he will prioritize policies that will help Black Hudson County residents thrive,” McKnight, who has the county Democrats endorsement for the LD-31 state Senate seat, said in a statement.

“Craig is a thoughtful and experienced Democratic leader who has always supported our members and worked to prioritize diversity and inclusion. We are proud to stand with him now and endorse him for county executive.”

Guy has previously been endorsed by the likes of Gov. Phil Murphy (D), U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ), all 12 local mayors, as well as leadership from the Hudson County Fraternal Order of Police and the Hudson County Building Trades.

“I am so honored to receive the endorsement of the Hudson County Black Caucus led by Assemblywoman McKnight, and I pledge to work closely with her and all members to advocate for the issues that are most critical for all Hudson County residents,” noted Guy.

“I am proud to have served in county government working with Tom DeGise, where our cabinet was over 50% women, and 50% of those were women of color. I’m committed to growing these numbers, and to championing racial justice in government, as well as in our schools, police departments, and throughout Hudson County. I look forward to continuing to partner with Assemblywoman McKnight and the entire Black Caucus to get this done.”

The Democratic primary is on June 6th, when Guy will face a challenge from the left from progressive activist Eleana Little.

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