Weinberg criticized by Bergen Hispanic leaders

The President of the Latino-American Democratic Association wants State Senator Loretta Weinberg to apologize to the Bergen County Latino community for “her continued attacks on Latinos within the Bergen County Democratic family.” The group is upset that Weinberg opposed Charles Gonzalez, the only Latino candidate in a contest for Teaneck Councilman earlier this month. “Senator Weinberg often talks about inclusiveness and representation, but her behavior shows that she is interested only in including and representing those who tow her line,” said Jerard Gonzalez, the LADA President. “Prior to her elevation to the senate, she refused to endorse Wilfredo Caraballo for Majority Leader in the state Assembly, despite the fact that he was the only Latino running for that post. She also does not have one Latino in a senior level staff position in her Senate office.” After an extended legal challenge, Weinberg defeated former Assemblyman Kenneth Zisa in a Special Election Convention last September. Democratic insiders say that Zisa is strongly considering a primary challenge against Weinberg next year.

Weinberg criticized by Bergen Hispanic leaders