Black Faith Leaders Endorse Historic Democratic Slate of Bergen County, Johnson for State Senate, Cureton for Sheriff
Bergen County, NJ – A prominent group of Black ministers and faith leaders in Bergen County came together to endorse the historically diverse Democratic slate, headed by Gordon Johnson for State Senate and Anthony Cureton for Sheriff.
“This is a proud day for our community, our county, and the entire State of New Jersey. In one trip to the voting booth, we have the historic opportunity to send a Black man to the State Senate for the first time in Bergen County history, reelect the county’s first elected Black Sheriff, send the first Korean American woman to Trenton in New Jersey history, and send the first Pakistani American and first Muslim to the halls of the statehouse,” said Rev. Gregory Jackson. “We all know there’s still a long way to go on the path of justice and equality for all but with this ticket from Bergen County, we will travel down that path at a much faster pace.”
“Come November, District 37 voters will be voting on possibly the most diverse, most inclusive, most impressive slate of candidates in the history of New Jersey,” said Rev. Dr. Melanie Miller. “It’s not every day you get to make history but when you are given the chance, you take it.”
“We like to say New Jersey is the most diverse state in the nation, but that means next to nothing without diversity at the decision making table,” said Rev. Calvin McKinney. “Electing Gordon Johnson to the state’s upper house is key to bringing more equity and diversity to state appointments and judgeships, making not only Bergen County but the all entire State of New Jersey fairer, more equal, and better represented.”
Additional faith leaders endorsing the Democratic Committee of Bergen County’s slate includes: