Hudson County officially has an organization for Democrats under the age of 36 who want to be involved in civic activism. On December 7, the Hudson County Young Democrats will hold their first meeting.
The group is supported by Hudson County Democratic Chairman and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.
“As Chairman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization one of my goals is to bring more residents into the political process and I am excited to see a local chapter of the Young Democrats forming to aid in that mission,” said Prieto in a statement. “With tremendously important elections for President, Congress, State Legislature and Governor on the horizon it will be essential to get young people engaged and excited about our candidates and this organization will surely be an important help in that regard.”
Director of the Jersey City Office of Innovation Brian Platt will be the President, MWW Public Affairs Director Michael Makarski will be Vice President, North Bergen BOE Trustee Luis Rabelo will be Treasurer, Research Assistant for Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop Hannah Peterson will be secretary. Consultant to Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and Assemblyman Jamel Holley and National YDA Finance Director Koren Frankfort will the Hudson County Young Democrat’s Membership and Outreach coordinator, Chief of Staff to Freeholder Anthony Romano Marelyn Rivera will be the Events and Activities Director. Vision Media’s Phil Swibinski will be the Communication Director.
“Our mission is to encourage civic activism and inspire greater participation and involvement in the political process here in Hudson County,” said Platt in a statement. “We are excited to get started and on behalf of the organization I would like to thank Chairman Prieto, Mayor Steve Fulop and all the Democratic leaders in Hudson who will be helping to make this a success.”
The chapter has launched a new website and Facebook page.