New Jersey Democratic State Committee

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New Jersey Democratic State Committee
ChairpersonJohn Currie
GovernorPhil Murphy
Senate majority leaderLoretta Weinberg
Assembly majority leaderLouis Greenwald
Senate presidentStephen M. Sweeney
Assembly speakerCraig Coughlin
HeadquartersTrenton, NJ
IdeologyLiberalism
Progressivism
Social liberalism
Political positionCenter-left
National affiliationDemocratic Party
Colors     Blue
Seats in the US Senate
2 / 2
Seats in the US House
11 / 12
State Senate Seats
26 / 40
General Assembly Seats
54 / 80
County Executives
4 / 5
County Clerks
10 / 21
County Sheriffs
11 / 21
County Surrogates
11 / 21
County Freeholders
82 / 137
Website
www.njdems.org

The New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of New Jersey.

John Currie is the chairman and Lizette Delgado-Polanco is the vice-chairwoman.[1]

Party platform[edit]

The party follows the platform of the Democratic National Committee.[2]

Party structure[edit]

The NJDSC is the state affiliate of the U.S. Democratic Party with an executive committee composed of 13 state Democratic officials. In addition the party has Democratic County Chairs for each of the state's 21 counties.

Current elected officials[edit]

The New Jersey Democratic Party holds a majority in the New Jersey Senate and the New Jersey General Assembly. The party also holds both U.S. Senate seats, 11 of the state's 12 U.S. House seats and controls the governor's and lieutenant governor's offices.

Members of Congress[edit]

Democrats comprise 13 of New Jersey's 14-member Congressional delegation - including both US Senators and 11 member of the House of Representatives.

U.S. Senate[edit]

Democrats have controlled both of New Jersey's seats in the U.S. Senate since 2013:

  • Class I: Bob Menendez (Senior Senator)
    Senior Senator Menendez
  • Class II: Cory Booker (Junior Senator)
    Junior Senator Booker

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Out of the 12 seats New Jersey is apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives, 11 are held by Democrats:

Statewide officials[edit]

Democrats control both of the elected statewide offices:

State legislative leaders[edit]

Party financing[edit]

On January 19, 2006 the Star-Ledger published the findings of quarterly reports by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. The reports found that the NJDSC had raised almost $6 million and spent over $6 million in the 2005 election year. The organization representing Democratic Members of the Assembly, called the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, had raised a little over $6.5 million and spent about $6.7 million. The organization representing Democratic State Senators, called the Senate Democratic Majority, had raised approximately $1.3 million and spent $1 million. In total the three State Democratic organizations had raised nearly $14 million and spent about $14.1 million in 2005.

In comparison, the New Jersey Republican State Committee, the state affiliate of the Republican Party, had raised about $2.2 million and spent $2.1 million. The organization representing Republican Assemblymen called the Assembly Republican Victory had raised $2.2 million and spent $2.4 million. The organization representing the Republican State Senators called the Senate Republican Majority had raised a little more than $700,000 and spent about $640,000. In total the three State Republican organizations had raised $5.2 million and spent around $5.2 million.[3][4]

List of chairmen and chairwomen[edit]

Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States (1913-1921)

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