JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Hudson County Democratic Organization is welcoming two new additions to its executive leadership later this month. Raine Cusegilo will serve as a special adviser to Chairwoman Amy DeGise and Julietta Vogt will oversee operations of the organization as the Director of Planning and Events. Cusegilo currently serves as Assemblyman Chiaravalloti’s Chief of Staff and Vogt is a fiscal analyst for the Hudson County Department of Parks and Community Services.
“In the short year I have served as Chairwoman of the Hudson County Democratic Organization, we have taken extraordinary steps to help push our party forward and build a more diverse and unified organization,” said Chairwoman Amy DeGise. “We have been able to accomplish this by working together to defend the fundamental principles of the Democratic Party, but we still have so much more to do. Raine and Julietta each bring a unique set of skills and talents to our organization and I’m looking forward to working with them to continue the progress we have made and promote progressive legislation and elevate more women in politics.”
Cusegilo and Vogt will be replacing Executive Director Susan Ragheb, who will be leaving the organization later this month to serve as a Special Assistant to the President of the Milwaukee DNC 2020 Host Committee. Under Chairwoman DeGise’s leadership, the HCDO has been led by an impressive team of women who continue to grow as rising stars in the Democratic Party.
“When Susan joined the Hudson County Democratic Organization last June, it was abundantly clear to me she was prepared to work hard and rebuild our party,” said HCDO Treasurer Craig Guy. “She has played a key role in the monumental victories of Democrats across the state, from running a stunning campaign in Bayonne to working closely with Chairwoman DeGise to re-elect Senator Bob Menendez. I am proud to have worked with Susan and wish her continued success in her bright future.”