Report: HCDO Chair Amy DeGise declined running for state Dem post, still backing Currie

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Hudson County Democratic Organization Chair Amy DeGise declined the possibility to seek the nomination for the head of the statewide democratic party last week, sticking with her December endorsement of incumbent John Currie, NJ Globe reported.

Photo via Twitter.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hunterdon County Democratic Chair Arlene Quinones Perez hosted a breakfast on Friday during the Democratic State Committee’s annual conference in Atlantic City and suggested the possibility of DeGise entering the race instead of Currie, the political website reported.

According to NJ Globe, two other county chairs, Janice Mironov of Mercer and Katie Rotondi of Sussex, were also in attendance with Quinones Perez and DeGise, who declined such an offer.

On Saturday, two days prior to the initial story being published, DeGise, via the Hudson County Democratic Organization’s Twitter page, doubled down on her support of Currie.

“While I have great respect for my fellow chairs I support @PhilMurphyNJ choice to lead
@NJDSC and that choice is John Currie. I endorsed Chairman Currie months ago because I believe he is the right leader for our party and that has not changed,” the tweet said.

For the time being, Currie is expected to be in a hotly contested race to defend his seat against Essex County Democratic Organization Chair Leeroy Jones in June 2020.