Now formally running for office to the Board of Directors of the National Education Association, veteran party leader James Frazier stepped down from his position as president of the local party organization.
By unanimous vote, Union Democrats elected Nadeege Ricketts as the organization president.
Pictured above, from left: Steven Le, Committeeman Migue Figueiredo, Mayor Michele Delisfort, Deputy Mayor Joe Florio, outgoing organization President Frazier, newly elected President Ricketts, Senator (and organization Chairman) Joseph Cryan (D-20), and Committeeman Clifton People Jr.
Cryan gauged the room regarding backing for a specific presidential candidate and nearly everyone in the packed hall of Democrats said they were undecided. The organization will soon hold a caucus-style event complete with presidential candidate surrogates to record a formal vote in time for the 2020 prez contest.
Delisfort also addressed her fellow party members.
Earlier this month, the mayor gave her formal address to mark the new year.
‘”It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves,'” she said. “As a member of the Township Committee, I start the New Year inspired by you, the residents of Union. I start the New Year, resolved to continue working to improve this Township and the quality of life of all its residents. Finally, I start the New Year renewed in the spirit of public service to continue to shepherd this Township towards the greatness it deserves. We have an exciting year ahead- full of responsible growth, progression and positive change.”
For Mayor Delisfort’s full speech, please go here.