The New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association offered a glowing endorsement for Julio Morejón as the next Hudson County Prosecutor.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association offered a glowing endorsement for Julio Morejón as the next Hudson County Prosecutor back in March 26, 2013, based on a letter sent to Governor Chris Christie’s office.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office hasn’t had an actual head prosecutor since Edward DeFazio left the position for a judgeship in January 2012.
The letter, signed by group President Louis Acevedo, commends Morejón for his track record as a prosecutor and a judge.
“Mr. Morejón’s background is demonstrative of an individual who possesses a great deal of diverse criminal justice and litigation experience and a strong commitment to public service,” Acevedo wrote.
“He began his career as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. His criminal justice experience includes serving as a municipal court judge and municipal prosecutor in multiple municipalities in Hudson County. He also has litigation experience in commercial litigation, municipal law as a city attorney, personal injury and real estate.”
Morejón currently works as the North Bergen Public Defender, General Counsel to the Union City Housing Authority and has a law office in Guttenberg.
“Accordingly, on behalf of the HBA-NJ, I urge you to nominate Julio Morejón, Esq., to the position of Hudson County Prosecutor,” the conclusion of the letter says.
“Thank you for your consideration. Should further information be required, I would be happy to provide it immediately upon request.”
Acevedo could not be reached for additional comment, while Morejón’s secretary said he was at a trial when Hudson County View attempted to contact him.
Last week, The Jersey Journal reported that Christie wrote on Facebook that there is still no prosecutor in Hudson County since he is waiting on a “consensus” from Hudson’s three state senators – Sandra Cunningham (D-31), Nick Sacco (D-32, also the North Bergen Mayor) and Brian Stack (D-33, also the Union City Mayor).