Governor-Elect Murphy to Lead New Jersey Delegation to Survey Hurricane Maria Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

Governor-Elect Murphy to Lead New Jersey Delegation to Survey Hurricane Maria Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

 

Trenton – Governor-elect Phil Murphy and future New Jersey First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy will lead a delegation of New Jersey leaders to Puerto Rico on Friday to survey first-hand the devastation and recovery efforts on the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on September 20.

 

“With the nation’s third-largest Puerto Rican population, hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans have family and other loved ones on the island living in Maria’s aftermath,” Murphy said. “We are going to send a clear message that we have not forgotten our fellow countrymen.”

 

In addition to the governor-elect and future first lady, the New Jersey delegation also will include:

 

State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez

State Senator Nellie Pou

State Senator M. Teresa Ruiz

Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano

Assemblywoman-elect Yvonne Lopez

Mayor Wilda Diaz, Perth Amboy

Mayor Felix Roque, West New York

Gina Miranda Diaz, Health Director, West New York

Sam Delgado, New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Peggy Anastos, Puerto Rican Congress

Lydia Valencia, Puerto Rican Congress

Pastor Joshua Rodriguez, Cityline Church (Jersey City)

Pastor Orlando Sanchez, Church or God (Carteret)

Carlos Torres, New Jersey Faith-Based Puerto Rico Alliance

Daniel Ballori, Puerto Rican Business Leader

Tonio Burgos, Puerto Rican Business Leader

Gil Medina, Puerto Rican Business Leader

Alixon Collazos, Latino Community Organizer

Ralph Izzo, President & CEO, PSEG

Edgar Santana, Director of Political & Governmental Affairs for Laborers Eastern Region Organizing Fund

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