The Hudson County GOP has rescheduled their reorganization meeting for June 29th in order to be in compliance with a new state law that does not allow party reorgs until all election results are certified.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I am so pleased an overwhelming number of Hudson County Republicans voted for Jack [Ciattarelli], who will win in November,” Hudson County GOP Chair, also the New Jersey GOP Chair of Chairs, Jose Arango said in a statement.
“Jack will start a new, happier chapter for New Jersey and the Republican Party but he needs a team and our Hudson County Republican team will be there today and every day to support him and common-sense conservative values.”
The unopposed winners yesterday for state Senator were Neil Schulman (D-31_, Juan Barbadillo (D-32), and Agha Khan (D-33).
For state Assembly, Rose Javier, Brandon Vila (both D-31), Marisela Rodriguez, Tamara Claudio, Marcos Marte (both D-32), and Jacob Curtis (both D-33) all won unopposed.
“I am pleased to be running on a ticket that will push new ideas and bring real representation to Hudson County,” noted Marte.
Additionally, Irene Kim-Asbury, was re-elected to her fourth term on the Republican State Committee while Frank Miqueli won an open seat.
“There is no question that Irene and Frank now speak for Hudson County. We are now the fastest growing county for Republicans in New Jersey. It is appropriate that we have two diverse, passionate and experienced advocates to help grow the state GOP,” Arango added.
At the “street” level, the county committee added dozens of seats while re-electing hundreds of committee people who have served the party well for years.
“I am honored the voters in my district selected me to represent them and I look forward to helping grow the Party in Hoboken and throughout the county,” added Branco, a former Hoboken Democratic Committee Secretary.
Branco bested Joshua Sotomayor-Einstein, a longtime Arango critic in Ward 6, District 7 who was planning to challenge for county chair if was victorious. His plans now remain unclear.
As the county GOP reorg meeting, it was originally set for June 15th at The Boulevard, located at 3167 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen, at 6 p.m., but has been postponed two weeks until June 29th.
The venue and 6 p.m. start time will remain the same.
“I invite all county committee members, new and seasoned, to join us as we look forward to the promising future of the Hudson County Republican Party,” Arango concluded.