Scott is new Middlesex black caucus chair

Mildred Scott, the first black woman to win election as a county sheriff in New Jersey, is the new chair of the Middlesex County Democratic Black Caucus.  She has replaced former South River Councilman Matthew Vaugh, who has stepped down after several years as chairman. “Middlesex County is one of the most diverse counties in the country, and this breakfast is a powerful reminder that this diversity is our strength,”

Meet Yvonne Lopez of Perth Amboy

New Jersey Assembly Democrat have produceda short video to introduce freshman Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Perth Amboy).  Little attention has been given to newly-elected legislators from both parties who come from districts that are not particularly competitive in general elections -- even though most future Senate and Assembly powers seem to start in exactly those kind of districts. [embedyt][/embedyt]