LUPE PAC, LUPE Action want Hudson County Prosecutor Suarez to be next U.S. Attorney

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Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE) PAC and LUPE Action want to see Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez become the next U.S. Attorney, the groups announced on Thursday.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We are highly encouraged to see the leadership of President-Elect Joe Biden, Senator Bob Menendez and Senator Cory Booker on full display with the historic consideration of Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez for United States Attorney of New Jersey,” LUPE PAC and LUPE Action said in a joint statement.

Last week, the New Jersey Globe reported that Menendez and Booker were considering seven different candidates, which included Suarez, to succeed Craig Carpenito – who resigned on January 5th.

“She has proven herself at every level, serving as a judge immediately before being selected as the first Latina to lead the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Her time as Prosecutor has been distinguished by great successes and an overwhelming commitment to diversity, inclusion, and service to all Hudson County residents,” the two groups also said.

“In this particularly tenuous moment in our history, it is the appropriate time for this historic appointment to the office of U.S. Attorney in New Jersey. Prosecutor Suarez is the person for the job and we are wholeheartedly endorsing her to be New Jersey’s first Latina United States Attorney.”

Suarez also already has the backing of the Alliance for Latinx Leadership and Policy, as well as the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Suarez, a former superior court judge and Hoboken corporation counsel, was named Hudson County prosecutor in 2015.

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