Indian American Impact, a 501(c)(4) dedicated to electing South Asian and Indian representatives at all levels, is endorsing Mamta Singh in the District 4 Hudson County commissioner race.
“I’m excited to work together with Indian American Impact, their organization has been influential in electing South Asians to office across New Jersey,” Singh said in a statement.
Their website says that New Jersey has the most South Asian elected officials out of all 50 states, highlighting Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Hoboken Board of Education Trustee Chetali Khanna, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33), and Edison Mayor Sam Joshi to name a few.
The executive director of JC Families who announced her candidacy in January, Singh is seeking to unseat Commissioner Yraida Aponte-Lipski, who was elected for the first time in 2020, winning a close fight against progressive activist Eleana Little.
Little is now running for county executive on a progressive ticket that has six county commissioner candidates, including Singh.
After redistricting, the county’s 4th District includes Journal Square, the Heights, and parts of Downtown Jersey City.
The Democratic primary elections are on June 6th.