Democratic State Party Chairman John Wisniewski made it official this morning in an email to party members.
He won’t pursue another term as state party chairman.
“Thank you for giving me the distinct honor and privilege of serving as our party’s state chairman for almost three and a half years,” Wisniewski wrote. “I wanted you to know that I will not be seeking another term as chair when my term ends in June.
“My time leading the state committee has been both challenging and rewarding. When I took the helm, we had just come through a disappointing loss of the Governor’s office. Our party was in debt and we faced an energetic and ambitious Republican Party who saw an opportunity to make electoral gains under the leadership of their new governor. I’m proud to say that, despite their hopes, our Democratic Party is strong and remains the party that best represents the values of New Jersey’s residents. With a record of success, and the pieces in place for another victory this November, the time is right to pass the torch.”
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and State Senator Barbara Buono released the following statement:
“I would like to thank Assemblyman Wisniewski for his service to the New Jersey Democratic Party over the past three and a half years. As chairman, John worked tirelessly to build and bolster our party and fight against Governor Christie’s failed economic policies. Because of his strong leadership, New Jersey Democrats are in a great position to make important gains this November.”