Progressive activist Eleana Little, who ran a competitive race for freeholder in 2020 off the line, has announced her bid for Hudson County executive.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I’m running for county executive because I believe that everyday people deserve a government that works for them,” Little said in a statement.
“I’m committed to making Hudson County a place where everyone – not just a privileged few – can afford to thrive, to raise a family, and to age with dignity.”
A former president of the Harsimus Cove Association and the vice president of the Progressive Democrats of Hudson County, Little is also an environmental engineer by trade.
As a result, she said her platform is committed to prioritizing infrastructure such as affordable housing, transit and safe streets, as well as water, environmental, educational, and public health improvements for livable communities.
“Eleana is a proven leader whose heart is always with the people. Her grassroots bona fides are second to none, and I am proud to support her candidacy for county executive,” added former congressional candidate Hector Oseguera, who is also a member of the PDHC.
Little also indicated that she “believes that county government should be working for the people, not just for politicians, their donors, and their privileged allies.”
She was defeated by Yraida Aponte-Lipski in the 4th District freeholder race by about nine-and-a-half points in 2020, 4,117 votes to 3,397, and she faces a likely even tougher task this time around against Craig Guy – the chief of staff to current County Executive Tom DeGise.
Guy has already received the backing of Gov. Phil Murphy (D), Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19), and the Hudson County Democratic Organization and has $264,363.98 cash on hand, according to his October 17th campaign finance report.
All 10 county seats, the county executive and the nine county commissioners, will be up for grabs in the June 6th, 2023 primary.