Sumter: ‘Mr. Trump Is Our President-elect and I Will Respect That’

Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-Paterson), a front-runner for NJ lieutenant governor 2017, issued a statement in response to the news that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lost to Republican billionaire Donald Trump.

“Hillary Clinton was an exceptional candidate, while it was not the outcome that my heart desired, I will continue to fight for all people,” Sumter said.

“This campaign was about the country we love that is hopeful, inclusive and big hearted, as stated by Secretary Hillary Clinton. My America is Great and inclusive,” the assemblywoman added. “Mr. Trump is our President-elect and I will respect that. For our children, we must continue to participate in our democracy daily.”