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Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz will endorse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for President at an event in her home city scheduled for Saturday, InsiderNJ has learned.
The endorsement pits Diaz against the bulk of the Middlesex County Democratic Committee, which supports the presidential candidacy of U.S. Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey.
The state’s lone Latina mayor who originally won the mayoralty when she knocked off powerful incumbent Joe Vas in 2008, Diaz was spotted earlier this year at a Sanders rally in Monmouth County.
Now, she is ready to formalize her support for the progressive Democratic candidate for President.
Diaz is close to Analilia Mejia of Elizabeth, formerly the executive director of Working Families, who now serves as the national political director for the Sanders for President Campaign. Mejia is confirmed to speak at the event.
Here is the official invitation to the endorsement event:
WHERE: The Flatiron Tavern. Perth Amboy
(Park across the street)
TIME: 12 PM – 2 PM
Larry Hamm Chair, New Jersey for Bernie2020
Wilda Diaz Mayor, City of Perth Amboy
Patricia Campos-Medina Vice Chair, New Jersey for Bernie2020
Barry Brendel Vice Chair, New Jersey for Bernie2020
Chair, Our Revolution New Jersey
Staci Berger Chair, Central Jersey Progressive Democrats
Peter Jacob 2016, 2018 Congressional Candidate
Analilia Mejia National Political Director for the Bernie2020 campaign
Do yourself a favor. Spend a few minutes before or after the event and take a drive along Perth Amboy’s waterfront with breathtaking panoramic views of the bay – and the many sailboats on it.