James Corti is the new Executive Director of the Somerset County Democratic Committee.
Corti, who succeeds Max Blum as ED, brings his experience to the SCDC as the organization looks to secure a majority on the county Freeholder Board and pick up the sheriff’s seat in 2019.
Corti got his start in politics working as the Sussex County field organizer on Governor Phil Murphy’s campaign. In 2018, he began the year by working as a regional field director on a congressional campaign in Virginia and finished it in Rhode Island as he contributed to Governor Gina Raimondo’s successful re-election.
“I’m excited to begin working as the new Executive Director for the Somerset County Democrats,” Corti stated. “It’s great to be back home in New Jersey and I look forward to contributing to the tremendous success that the organization has experienced in the last few years.”
In 2017, Steve Peter won the Somerset County Clerk’s race to become the first Democrat ever to hold the position. Last year, Sara Sooy and Shanel Robinson became the first Democrats to win seats on the county Freeholder Board in three decades. Enthusiasm continues to grow throughout the party as the SCDC just recently opened up a new headquarters in downtown Somerville.
Chairwoman Peg Schaffer said she is looking forward to building upon the organization’s success in 2019.
“The start of 2019 has brought positive changes to the organization,” the Chairwoman said. “We are excited to have James on as the ED and to be able to work out of the new office located conveniently in the heart of the county. Control of the Freeholder Board is at stake this year and we believe these recent developments will aide our success.”
The Somerset County Democratic Committee Headquarters is located at 27 North Bridge Street in Somerville.