June 7, 2011 – Hudson County Young Republicans
Selected in Primary
The following Young Republicans were selected on Tuesday night:
- Hudson County Registrar: Edith Jorge, North Bergen
- State Assembly, 31st District: Michael Alonso, Bayonne
- State Assembly, 31st District: David Beckelman, Jersey City
- State Assembly, 33rd District: Fernando Uribe, Union City
Edith Jorge, the Vice Chair of the Hudson County Young Republicans and Chairwoman of the Media Relations Committee, currently serves on the North Bergen Housing Authority Commission. Ms. Jorge is an American born Cuban pursing an MA in Law & Governance at Montclair State University with concentrations in Advanced Conflict Management and Peace Studies. Edith is running for Registrar because she believes that the best opportunity to achieve the change New Jersey needs to survive is on the local level. Our community needs new ideas and new faces in Hudson County.
Michael Alonso is a current resident of Bayonne who was born and raised in Hudson County. He has witnessed local businesses leave our county, the closing of Bayonne’s military Ocean Terminal, and most troubling unemployment rates continue to increase and the detrimental effect that has on our county’s communities.
Michael is running because he believes our state assemblyman should reflect the views and values of the people. The people of the 31st District needs leadership that is more responsive. In a district with high unemployment Michael is committed to making Hudson County an attractive place to do business again.
Daniel Beckelman is running because he loves Hudson County, but believes we can do better. Born in 1985 and raised in Essex and Bergen County, Beckelman moved to Jersey City last year but he is very familiar with the area since his grandfather was a Jersey City business owner for 37 years and spent time growing up in Hoboken. Beckelman is a 2008 graduate of The College of New Jersey and currently works in the state's automotive retail business. He served as co-coordinator of Chris Christie's gubernatorial campaign in Belleville Township in 2009, and Treasurer of The College of New Jersey Republican Club. Recently, he consulted the Hudson County Republicans on the 2011 Freeholder Redistricting Process. Beckelman plans to focus on economic growth and education reform if elected. He also thinks the Republican Party needs to look forward and be more appealing to a larger cross-section of voters.
Fernando Uribe is a life-long resident of Hudson County. He was born in Weehawken and grew up in West New York where he attended Memorial High School. Fernando earned his undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Rutgers University at the New Brunswick campus and his graduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Global Affairs at the Newark campus. For over 10 years, he has worked in different agencies for the State of New Jersey. Fernando Uribe was Chairman of the Hudson County Young Republicans from 2005-2010 where he worked very hard to promote the core principles of the Republican Party. Specifically, he became a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility, limited government and lowering taxes. Fernando is an active member in his community supporting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America and organizing various charity events for the March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Wounded Warrior Project and Toys for Tots Program. Fernando will bring commitment and dedication to Trenton for the residents of the 33rd District.
*The Hudson County Young Republican Club became an affiliate chapter of the New Jersey Young Republican Federation on May 22, 1999. To become a member of the HCYR you must be a registered Republican between the ages of 18-40 and a resident of Hudson County. For more information, please feel free to contact James Sanford at 973-800-6634.* ◦