Analilia Mejia has been named Latino and Labor Base Vote Director, and T. Missy Balmir has been named African American Base Vote Director of New Jersey’s 2012 statewide Democratic Party coordinated campaign.
Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, and Michael Soliman, Campaign Manager for Menendez for Senate, released the following statements:
“I am pleased to welcome Analilia and Missy to our team. I know that their work will be a boost for Democrats up and down the ballot,” said Wisniewski. “They both have great experience on the grassroots level in connecting with our base, creating enthusiasm among voters and making sure voters get to the polls on Election Day. They are going to be assets for New Jersey Democrats during this election cycle.”
“We are very excited to have Analilia and Missy,” said Soliman. “New Jersey’s middle class has a tremendous stake in the upcoming elections’ results, and we also have clear choices. The biggest choice is whether we choose to move forward in our efforts to create jobs, make affordable health care available to all Americans, continue to help more students attend college, and protect American civil rights. Analilia and Missy know how to communicate to voters all that is at stake for New Jersey’s middle class on November 6. Their expertise working with base constituencies will help guide Senator Menendez and his fellow Democrats to victory on Election Day.”
Mejia served as political director for the SEIU 32BJ, a labor organization representing close to 10,000 workers across New Jersey. She has also worked on campaigns in New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, and Illinois. She has two Master’s Degrees from Rutgers and resides in Newark.
Balmir comes to the campaign having worked as poltical director for Congressman Rush Holt’s campaign. She has also worked in a variety of New Jersey State Government capacities including in the Governor’s Office and the Department of Human Services. She holds a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School and a Bachelor’s Degree from Rider University. She lives in Trenton.
“At this make-or-break moment for the middle class, I am excited to join the campaign,” said Mejia. “I look forward to making sure the base is fully engaged in this election and helping to deliver victory to New Jersey Democrats in November.”
“New Jersey voters have very clear and distinct choices during this election year,” said Balmir. “I am looking forward to making sure voters understand what is at stake for them on Election Day.”