The Union County Young Democrats reorganized on Tuesday evening and elected Plainfield native and Union Resident, Maria Del Cid-Kosso as the new President, the first young Latina elected to head the UCYDs.
“In times where issues of racism, sexism and gender parity are being highlighted on a National level, it is crucial for the young generation to get involved, organize and execute, in order to make a complete impact within our communities,” Del Cid-Kosso said. “I am humbled to have been nominated and elected as the first young Latina President of the Union County Young Democrats and blessed to have received the support of so many community leaders and influential members of our community.”
Del Cid-Kosso, Chief of Staff to Assemblyman and Union County Chairman Jerry Green, migrated to the United States at the age of 7 from Guatemala. She worked as campaign facilitator/assistant for Senator Robert Menendez’s 2012 reelection campaign. and is an alumna of the Rutgers NEW Leadership Program (2012) and an Organizing for Action- Barack Obama 2015 Fellow. She also sits on the Executive Board of Angels for Action, a non-profit organization in Plainfield that advocates for immigrant’s rights. She is an active member of Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE Fund, Inc.), and Committee member of the New Jersey Young Democrats Latino Caucus.
Also elected were Kyle Holder for Vice President; Manuel Ramirez for Treasurer; and Brittany Hale for Secretary.