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New Jersey Democratic State Chairman John Currie. Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe

Currie to seek re-election

Says ‘even more consequential elections looming’

By David Wildstein, December 20 2018 1:10 pm

Democratic State Chairman John Currie has announced that he will seek re-election when his current term expires on January 31, 2020.

Currie faces a possible challenge from Essex County Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones, who told the New Jersey Globe on Wednesday that he would be open to running for state chairman if  draft gives him enough votes to win.

“Our New Jersey Democratic State Committee is stronger now than it has ever been. Working alongside county and local Democratic leaders, we’ve invested in the tools and resources necessary to win now while also taking time to train the next generation of candidates and operatives, setting our party on a strong course for the future,” Currie said. “We’ve also done more to build our progressive coalition than ever before, working side-by-side with dozens of grassroots organizations led by women who are making an incredible impact, as well as labor groups, faith leaders and everyday residents who want to take back our country.

Currie says that there is still more work to be done, “especially with even more consequential elections looming.”

“I know that if our party can come together around our shared values and ideals, we can continue making a difference in the lives of New Jersey residents and I invite all Democrats to join me in that mission,” said Currie.

Gov. Phil Murphy endorsed Currie for re-election yesterday afternoon.

Currie, the longtime Passaic County Democratic Chairman, has been Democratic State Chairman since 2013.

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