Murphy, Bob Menendez, & Coughlin reiterate support for Guy as Hudson County exec


Gov. Phil Murphy (D), U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin were among many who came out to The View in Jersey City to reiterate their support for Craig Guy as Hudson County executive last night.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I’m so grateful to everyone who came out to support my campaign tonight, and especially to my dear friends Governor Murphy and Senator Menendez and all the elected officials and Democratic leaders for taking the time out of their schedules to be here,” Guy said last night.

“It was wonderful to get the chance to meet and speak with so many supporters, and spend the evening at this beautiful new event space in Jersey City that our county administration made possible. As County Executive I will continue to bring exciting new economic development opportunities like this to Hudson County.”

Guy had the endorsement of the Hudson County Democratic Organization, Murphy, Coughlin, and a number of other New Jersey Democratic power brokers back at his campaign kickoff in September.

Adding to the chorus of supporters was New Jersey Democratic State Chair LeRoy Jones, Jr.

“We have a candidate that we are all proud of: a person that believes in Hudson County, a person that bleeds Hudson County, a person that has embraced Hudson County through the spirit of good governance and we are now running together to make sure Craig is elected in the primary election and move on to the general election,” noted Jones.

“Craig Guy is an incredibly dedicated and talented public servant, so I am certain that he will deliver tremendous progress as Hudson County Executive. The people of Hudson County can count on Craig to tackle the greatest challenges facing the county and deliver real results on affordable housing, pedestrian safety, education, open space and much more,” stated Murphy.

DeGise was also credited by several in attendance including Menendez, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, and state Senator (D-33) and Union City Mayor Brian Stack.

“Craig Guy has dedicated his life to serving our community, first as a Jersey City police officer and then through his work in public service, and now he is the ideal choice to be the next Hudson County Executive,” noted Menendez.

“I’m proud to stand with Craig Guy and I know that he will fight for the values Hudson County Democrats share, like protecting reproductive rights, delivering more economic opportunities and standing up for working families.”

Guy has a June 6th primary challenger in progressive activist Eleana Little, who came within striking distance of the District 4 freeholder seat in 2020.

Other attendees at the event included HCDO Chair Anthony Vainieri, Middlesex County Democratic Chair Kevin McCabe, Bergen County Democratic Chair Paul Juliano, Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, state Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack, former Congressman Albio Sires, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Mercer County Executive candidate/Assemblyman Dan Benson, Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill, Assembly candidate Alixon Collazos-Gill (D-27), Assemblyman and state Senate candidate Raj Mukherji (D-33), Assemblywoman and State Senate candidate Angela McKnight (D-31), state Senator Teresa Ruiz (D-29), West New York Mayor and Assembly candidate Gabriel Rodriguez, North Bergen Commissioner and Assembly candidate Julio Marenco, Assemblyman Will Sampson (D-31), Assembly candidates Barbara McCann Stamato (D-31), John Allen and Jessica Ramirez (both D-32), Mayor Jimmy Davis, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Guttenberg Mayor Wayne Zitt, Secaucus Mayor Mike Gonnelli, County Sheriff Frank Schillari, County Register Jeff Dublin, County Commissioners Kenny Kopacz (D-1), Bill O’Dea (D-2), Jerry Walker (D-3), Yraida Aponte-Lipski (D-4), Anthony Romano (D-5), Bob Baselice (D-8), and Al Cifelli (D-9).

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