Sgt. Henry Marrero of the North Bergen Police Department will formally announce his candidacy on March 6, for the upcoming Hudson County Freeholder District 8 race, representing his hometown of North Bergen, as well as parts of Jersey City and Secaucus.
“As someone who personally faced the pain of alienation and overcame adversity, I understand the necessity of creating and preserving strong community ties. The sense of unity that helped me achieve in life and that has always stayed with me is why I am running for Hudson County Freeholder – to help those residents and protect those who need it most,” Sgt. Marrero said.
Marrero is running for the Eighth District seat currently held by Thomas Liggio, who said he will not seek reelection.
Marrero, the youngest of three boys, was born to Puerto Rican parents. He moved with his family to North Bergen in 1981. After losing his parents to illness and a troubled youth, Marrero vowed to rise above his circumstances. He took the police officer exam and started a distinguished law enforcement career. He currently resides in North Bergen with his wife, Connie, and their five children.