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Hudson County Democratic Chairwoman Amy DeGise

Amy DeGise wants ban on county committee appointments

Hudson Dem chair candidate has accused Fulop of pressuring committee members to resign

By David Wildstein, May 21 2018 12:04 pm

Amy DeGise wants Brian Stack to agree on a plan that would prevent Hudson County Democratic Committee vacancies that happened after May 8 from being filled by appointed replacements.

DeGise, who is facing off against Stack in the race for county chairman, has accused Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop of pressuring some committee members to resign so that pro-Stack voters could be appointed.

“Three committee people have told us that they were approached by Mayor Fulop and his people and asked to resign just in the past week,” said DeGise. “Mayor Stack says that he doesn’t believe this is true and that he would never condone it under any circumstances. Therefore I am calling on Mayor Stack to agree that no vacancies caused by a resignation after May 8 should be filled by any Hudson County Democratic Municipal Committee on either side. If Stack is sincere, he should have no problem joining me in this declaration.”

Under DeGise’s proposal, the county committee seats of anyone appointed after May 8 would remain vacant until after the June election for county chairman.

“People who were duly elected to serve on the Democratic County Committee deserve to be treated with respect and to have their civil rights protected at all times,” said DeGise. “I sincerely hope that Mayor Stack will agree to this very simple plan that will do just that.”

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