Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Great Emancipator honored as Republicans celebrate Lincoln In Hudson County

Official release:

The Hoboken Municipal Republican Committee and the Hudson County Young Republicans hosted a joint Lincoln Dinner in a packed private room at Lola’s Tapas Bar in Hoboken. Joshua Sotomayor Einstein, the NJ GOP State Committeeman representing Hudson County, said “President Lincoln, Reconstruction, Civil Rights legislation, the fact that the first African American, Hispanic American, and Indian American political leaders were all Republicans, and the diversity of the modern-day GOP, all show that Republicans have much to celebrate.” Einstein continued, “the party of Lincoln, liberty, less government, and lower taxes is growing in Hudson.”

The Lincoln Dinner, which was spearheaded by Hoboken GOP Committee Chair Chris Carbine, Treasurer Kathy DeRose, Joshua Sotomayor Einstein, and Hudson County Young Republican Chair Matt Garofalo was well attended by long-time volunteers, officials, and newcomers. Speaking about the dinner, Garofalo said, “we were honored to have Maureen Sullivan, a former Hoboken School Board Trustee and one of the few Republicans in our county to have held public office, Natalia Ioffe, who ran a great campaign in last year’s Board of Education election, Julian Isidro of the NJ GOP professional team, Jared Pilosio, a former aide to Governor Christie, Evan Lazerowitz of the State Young Republican Board, and all the other Republicans who came out to support the party.” Garofalo continued “it was an evening of great food and great people celebrating the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln.”
Javier Colon, a 23-year-old Hudson County native attended the dinner and observed that “it was great to be together with all types of people. There were Hispanics like myself as well as Jewish, Christian, and atheist Republicans. There were libertarians and conservatives and everything in between. It was amazing to see this diverse group of people all under the same tent celebrating the Republican Party and Abraham Lincoln.”
From left: Chris Carbine, Hoboken Republican Committee Chair; Julian Isidro of the NJGOP, Josh Sotomayor Einstein, State Committeeman; Jared Pilosio, formerly with the NJGOP and Matt Garofalo, Chair of the Hudson County Young Republicans