Over a hundred guests attended Assemblywoman Angela McKnightâ€™s (D-31) first fundraiser of the year at Liberty Prime, where she answered rumors of a possible run for state Senate and other future plans.
â€œAs of right now, I am the assemblywomen and I have to concentrate on being an assemblywomen,â€ McKnight told Hudson County View after laughing off a question about a possible Senate run in June.
As we first reported last month, an anonymous poll pitted veteran state Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31) against five possible opponents, including McKnight.
At the time, McKnight reacted to the poll by stating “nothing is off the table, but I havenâ€™t made a decision just yet.”
While addressing the crowd, McKnight explained that â€œeach and every day when I am in Trenton, or in the District Office, or in the streets, I am thinking about all of you. What can I do to help make Jersey City, Bayonne, the 31st District, better.â€
McKnightâ€™s fundraiser also had a long line of speakers, starting with Assembly Speaker (D-32) Vincent Prieto, also the chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Association (HCDO).
â€œShe wants to get into the weeds, she wants to know the subject matter, she wants to know what it all about and thatâ€™s what makes great legislators,â€ shared Prieto.
Additionally, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis talked about McKnightâ€™s work with seniors and how â€œtheir faces light upâ€ because of her. McKnight runs the Jersey City-based 501(c)3 AngelaCARES Inc.
Her legislative partner, Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-31) referred to her â€œa fierce advocate to all issues in Hudson County.â€
Hudson County Register Diane Coleman also commented on how McKnight and Chiaravalloti are an ideal team for Hudson County.
McKnight also concluded her speech by telling her supporters â€œthe money will come in, but I like to see bodies. And the bodies are here tonight. That means that you support me as well as I support you. So whatever you had to do to get here, I appreciate all of you from the bottom of my heart.â€
Other officials in attendance included Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33), Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro, Bayonne 2nd Ward Councilman Sal Gullace and Bayonne Councilman-at-Large Juan Perez.