Essex County’s Democratic Legislators issued the following statement on their unanimous decision to endorse Leroy Jones Jr. to be the next Chair of the Essex County Democratic Committee.
Jones has been a leader in the Democratic Party and Essex County for over two decades.
First serving as a Freeholder and then as an Assemblyman, Jones is currently the East Orange Democratic Municipal Committee Chairman.
“Leroy has the experience and knowledge to lead the Essex County Democratic Committee and we believe he is the best person to take the helm of the county party following Chairman Phil Thigpen’s passing.”
“Known statewide as a party stalwart, Leroy has tirelessly worked to elect Democrats throughout Essex County and New Jersey. Leroy’s ability to unify and his commitment to preserving core Democratic principles are why we are confident that Leroy is the leader our county party needs.”
Endorsing Jones are the following Legislators:
Legislative District 27 – Senator Richard Codey, Asw. Mila Jasey, Asm. John McKeon
Legislative District 28 – Senator Ronald Rice, Asm. Ralph Caputo, Asw. Cleopatra Tucker
Legislative District 29 – Senator Teresa Ruiz, Asw. Grace Spencer, Asw. Eliana Pintor Marin
Legislative District 34 – Senator Nia Gill, Asw. Sheila Oliver, Asm. Thomas Giblin