The New Leaders Council has named Justin Braz as director of the organization’s New Jersey Chapter. He succeeds Jackie Cornell-Bechelli who stepped down to focus on her role as the Obama campaign’s New Jersey state director.
“It’s been an absolute honor to work with Councilman Ron Rice, Assemblyman Troy Singleton, and the rest of our board members to build NLC’s NJ network,” Cornell-Bechelli said in a statement. “We’ve come a long way in the past 2 years, and I look forward to seeing how this organization continues to grow with Justin at the helm.”
Braz is a former chief of staff to Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and directed GOTV operations last fall for the Gordon, Wagner, and Eustace campaign in LD-38. He has served in a leadership role at NLC since 2010.