“For us, along with Chairman John Curry — we are endorsing for the line,
Hillary Clinton for the next President of the United States,” says Speaker Vinny Prieto (D-32) at a press conference held Monday evening in Jersey City at the Hudson County Courthouse.
They are always protecting the most vulnerable in this very diverse county in this very diverse state… and they try to be very progressive.
“And try and do all the right things and make the quality of life for all the residents better,’ Preto says. “With somebody like that in the white house will only help us.”
Both candidates on the presidential front are saying they are going to take it all the way to the convention, which means New Jersey will have a voice.
“Then you have republican candidates, particularly the frontrunner Donald Trump talking about the fact that he thinks he could make blue states competitive, which is a challenge that we look forward to,” says Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.
“It’s important for us in this blue state and the bluest county of all to come out strong and have our candidates drag the national candidates in with them,” says County Executive Tom DeGise.
“It’s a very mayor dominated situation with all the mayors agreeing on the candidates and Vinny Preto showing phenomenal leadership,” says Mayor Nicholas Sacco. “I’m just really happy to be here today and support where we’re going as a party.”
You’ve got people like Congressman Sires whose always there for the community.
“And the sheriff of course, outstanding law enforcement — and he has proven himself time and time again,” West New York Mayor Felix Roque says.
“We’re very fortunate to have the speaker of the general assembly also as our chairman, so it works out very well,” Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner says.
“And Vinny Preto’s done a wonderful job in terms of brining this community together and all the towns together,” says Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff.
“It’s nice to have unity across Hudson County.”