One Jersey City teacher is out and another is in to challenge state Senator (D-32/Union City Mayor Brian Stack to be the next chair of the Hudson County Democratic Organization.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Hart, the Jersey City Education Association executive board recording secretary, is out after Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis wouldn’t give her his support – she previously called for his resignation due to sexting allegations.
Instead, Stack will square off with Hudson County Prep High School teacher and union leader Amy DeGise – the daughter of Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise.
The late switch ahead of the June 12th committee vote is significant since Stack and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop incited a civil war in March when they announced they wouldn’t back the elder DeGise for another four-year term in 2019.
Amy DeGise was elected as a trustee for the Jersey City Board of Education in November.
The decision to have Amy DeGise challenge Stack is being finalized at a meeting at The Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen this evening.
“Hudson County is the most diverse, dynamic and exciting place in New Jersey and it’s time for our Democratic Party to reflect the energy and progressive values that our residents live every day,” DeGise said in a statement.
“I’m running to lead our county party into a unified, strong future that is open to everyone who cares about their community and wants to see progress in our county. I’m incredibly excited to begin this journey and look forward to working as hard as I can for each and every vote and for the future of our Hudson County Democratic Organization.”
Editor’s Note: This story was updated with a comment from Amy DeGise.