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State Sen. Nellie Pou (D-Paterson). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Legislative Latino Caucus applauds Coughlin’s Delgado recommendation

By Nikita Biryukov, January 15 2021 12:17 pm

The Legislative Latino Caucus lauded Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin for recommending Sam Delgado for a seat on the Cannabis Regulatory Commission Friday.

“Sam Delgado’s long-standing relationships in communities across New Jersey and previous experience in both the public and private sector make him a valuable addition to the membership of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission,” the lawmakers said. “We look forward to Sam’s work on the Commission and to continue advocating for larger representation of the Hispanic community at large in New Jersey.”

Last Friday, Coughlin announced he would recommend Delgado, a former Verizon vice president of external affairs and the husband of Coughlin running mate Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Perth Amboy), for a seat on the commission.

Delgado co-chaired Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s housing and economic development transition team and was previously chair of the Newark Regional Business Partnership. He is a founding member of the state Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

“With well over 1.7 million Hispanic’s living in New Jersey, the representation of our community on all levels of government is a priority we all share,” the caucus members said. “As the state’s recreational cannabis market is formed, it is important that the voices of minority communities are amplified and represented in conversations and negotiations.”

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