State Senate Candidate Mike Testa hit State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak over Lizette Delgado-Polanco, who resigned from her post as vice chair of the state Democratic party Wednesday, a day after she gave up her role as CEO of the Schools Development Authority.
“On March 12th, I called on Governor Murphy and Democrats like my opponent Bob Andrzejczak, to call for the immediate resignation of Lizette Delgado as NJDSC Chair,” Testa said. “Sadly, Governor Murphy heaped praise on Ms. Delgado instead of holding her accountable for turning a multi-billion-dollar state agency into a patronage pit for her friends and family. Down here in LD1, Senator Andrzejczak did what he always does when Democrats misbehave—nothing.”
Delgado-Polanco has faced a storm of criticism in recent weeks over a series of potentially-nepotistic hires at the SDA, which some officials on both sides of the aisle have called a patronage pit.
She resigned from the SDA Tuesday, days before she was due to testify before the Senate Budget Committee on matters related to the agency.
“This whole episode proves why we need a real Republican elected to the Senate to represent South Jersey. When push comes to shove, Bob Andrzejczak will stay silent and toe the Democrat line, no matter how bad their policies are for our region,” said Testa, who is Cumberland County Republican Chairman. “If Bob Andrzejczak was willing to tolerate an unethical insider like Lizette Delgado as the Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party, I question how bad it has to get before he speaks up and does the right thing, regardless of party.”