After 10 advocacy groups called on Governor Chris Christie to appoint North Bergen Public Defender Julio Morejon as Hudson County Prosecutor last week, the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey has now also endorsed Morejon for the position.
Hudson County has been without a County Prosecutor since June 30, 2012. Recently, the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a unanimous resolution urging Governor Chris Christie to nominate a Hudson County Prosecutor. We agree that it is time for the Governor and the Senate to act.
For the past two years, numerous professional, community and law enforcement organizations have expressed their support for the appointment of Mr. Julio Morejon for Hudson County Prosecutor. LLANJ also supports his nomination.
Mr. Morejon is a former Deputy Attorney General, a former Municipal Court Judge, a former Municipal Prosecutor to Union City, West New York, and North Bergen, and also served as municipal attorney to the Town of West New York.
Mr. Morejon’s twenty-nine years of litigation, judicial and administrative experience, serving State and Municipal government, make him a uniquely qualified candidate for appointment as Hudson County’s Prosecutor.
“On behalf of the Latino Leadership Alliance, I strongly urge Governor Christie and the New Jersey State Senate to promptly move the appointment and confirmation of Mr. Julio Morejon as Hudson County Prosecutor,” said LLANJ President Martin Perez, Esq.
“Mr. Morejon is a highly qualified candidate, with an impressive record of accomplishments. Both the State of New Jersey and the County of Hudson need to take advantage of the opportunity to appoint a candidate of his professional caliber, who is representative of the population of the County, and has a life long track record of commitment to public service.”