Democrat Craig Guy will be inaugurated in January as the fifth County Executive in Hudson’s history, succeeding his boss Tom DeGise who has held the position for two decades but chose not to seek re-election. Guy has served as DeGise’s longtime Chief of Staff.
Guy faced no Republican opponent in yesterday’s election, but nevertheless, issued a thank you to Hudson County voters for their support: “I could not be more thankful to the people of Hudson County for entrusting me with the honor and responsibility of serving as your next County Executive, and I pledge to work tirelessly to deliver the progress that our residents need and deserve. Hudson County has always been my home and I’ve devoted my life to serving all the people who live in our twelve municipalities — as County Executive, I will fight each and every day to improve quality of life and provide more opportunities for our residents.”
Over the next few days, Guy will unveil his transition team. They will review current county policies and produce a transition report that lists goals to achieve during Guy’s first term in office.
Guy went on to say, “I would like to thank my family and friends for their steadfast support and encouragement, my campaign team for working with me throughout this journey, the many elected officials who endorsed my campaign especially the County Commissioners and the 12 Mayors I will have the honor to serve with, my brothers and sisters in organized labor who rallied behind our campaign, my Column A state legislative running mates who we will be collaborating with as they advocate for Hudson County in Trenton, all the hardworking and dedicated county employees I will work alongside, and most of all the people of Hudson County for giving me the opportunity to serve.”