The Latino American Democratic Association of New Jersey is the second group on Sunday to endorse Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez for the state’s U.S. Attorney.
“Ms. Suarez, no stranger to making history, if confirmed would become the first Latina United States Attorney in New Jersey history. A proud daughter of immigrants and a product of a working class community in Hudson County, Ms. Suarez has proven to be a servant leader,” the group said in a statement.
“From her notable practice representing governmental entities to her bipartisan appointment as a state court judge and chief county prosecutor, Ms. Suarez has a record of lifting diverse communities all while weathering with grace the tumultuous political scorn that afflict those that break molds.”
Suarez already has the backing of the Alliance for Latinx Leadership and Policy, the Hispanic National Bar Association, LUPE PAC, LUPE Action, and the Hudson County Chiefs of Police Association – who issued their support earlier today.
“Without reservation, we are confident that Ms. Suarez will bring an unrivaled marriage of
legal acumen, spirt of public service, and a culture of diversity and equity to the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey,” LADA continued.
While seven potential candidates have been revealed as potential successors to Craig Carpenito, Suarez, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamel Semper, and Lee Vartan, a former assistant U.S. Attorney who is now assistant counsel to Gov. Phil Murphy (D), have garnered the most public support this far.