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.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Hart,Â 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 itâ€™s time for our Democratic Party to reflect the energy and progressive values that our residents live every day,â€ DeGise said in a statement.
â€œIâ€™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. Iâ€™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.â€
Editor’s Note: This story was updated with a comment from Amy DeGise.