Today, the Michael Blake for DNC campaign announces the endorsement of the following members of the New Jersey delegation:Chair John Currie, Vice Chair Lizette Delgado-Polanco, Tonio Burgos, Bernadette McPherson and Marcia Marley.
New Jersey Democratic Vice Chair Lizette Delgado-Polanco offered the following statement:
“We are pleased to endorse New York State Assembly Member Michael Blake as our first choice for male DNC Vice Chair on all ballots. Blake embodies what's great about the Democratic Party. As the proud son of immigrant parents, he is a strong voice for working families across this nation and a true progressive leader in a time we need to come together to fight for the future of our communities. We are confident that Blake will not only empower a new generation of leaders within the Democratic party, but, he will carry out his vision to strengthen when our voices as democrats will matter more than ever."
These members' endorsements follow the previous endorsement of 19 state party chairs including Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon, Kentucky State Party Chair Sannie Overly, New Mexico State Party Chair Debra Haaland, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Derek Eadon, Ohio State Party Chair David Pepper, New York Party Chair Byron Brown and Washington Party Chair Tina Podolowski.
Following the endorsement, Assembly Member Blake offered the following statement:
“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of so many proud Democratic leaders from our tristate neighbors in New Jersey. We can continue to build on the progress we have made for working families by providing a strong voice for our communities during these troubling times. It will take more than just a victory this weekend to carry out a successful progress platform but a continuing vision of #LeadershipforTomorrow that will grow our party for generations.”