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Lizette Delgado-Polanco. Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe

Currie backs up Delgado-Polanco

Report of attorney general probe doesn’t change anything, Democratic state chairman says

By David Wildstein, April 08 2019 10:59 pm

Democratic State Chairman John Currie has doubled down on his support of embattled New Jersey Schools Construction Authority CEO Lizette Delgado-Polanco following a report that the state Attorney General’s office has launched an investigation of the authority’s hiring practices.

There had been speculation in some Democratic circles today that the attorney general’s probe could mean a request that Delgado-Polanco take a leave of absence from her post as vice chair of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.

Currie also hinted that he plans to keep Delgado-Polanco on as his running mate when he seeks re-election as state chairman late this year.

“It is an honor working side by side with Vice Chair Lizette Delgado-Polanco and a diverse and representative executive staff to build our Democratic Party,” Currie said.  “I’m looking forward to continuing to partner with her and continuing the progress we have made since Chris Christie left the governor’s office.”

The (Bergen) Record first reported the investigation.

Currie faces a challenge from Essex County Democratic chairman LeRoy Jones, Jr. in his bid to keep the post he’s held since 2013.

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