Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe says he wants LeRoy Jones to replace John Currie as the New Jersey Democratic Chairman in 2018.
“I want to thank Chairman Currie for his service to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. When he first ran for chair, I endorsed him and supported his candidacy,” McCabe said. “However, as I said last summer, it is time for a change of leadership at the NJDSC and it is time to elect a chairman who will unite the Democratic Party and not allow the NJDSC to be used as a instrument to divide Democrats against each other. ”
McCabe says that Jones, the Essex County Democratic Chairman, is the right person to lead the state party after Currie’s current term expires in January 2020.
“Chairman Leroy Jones has proven time and again that he is the right person to lead our state party. As the chairman of Essex County, he provided unrivaled pluralities for Governor Murphy’s election in 2017 and Senator Menendez’s election this November,” said Jones. “Our state party would be fortunate to have someone of his caliber and experience at the helm of the NJDSC.”
Jones told the New Jersey Globe that he would challenge Currie if he is drafted by party leaders.
Middlesex and Essex each have nine votes on the state committee.