LUPE Recommends Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez for U.S. Attorney of New Jersey
Following a published report naming Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez as a potential candidate for U.S. Attorney of New Jersey, LUPE PAC and LUPE Action released the following statement in support of Prosecutor Suarez being named the first Latina to ever hold this office in New Jersey.
“We are highly encouraged to see the leadership of President-Elect Joe Biden, Senator Bob Menendez and Senator Cory Booker on full display with the historic consideration of Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez for United States Attorney of New Jersey.
Prosecutor Suarez has a prominent and highly respected career in public service and in the practice of law. Her qualifications to become the first Latina United States Attorney in New Jersey’s history more than speak for themselves. She has also notably been endorsed for appointment to the office of U.S. Attorney by both the Alliance for Latinx Leadership and Policy (“ALLP”), as well as the Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”).
She has proven herself at every level, serving as a judge immediately before being selected as the first Latina to lead the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Her time as Prosecutor has been distinguished by great successes and an overwhelming commitment to diversity, inclusion, and service to all Hudson County residents.
We also proudly note that, with this consideration, Pres.-Elect Biden and Sens. Menendez and Booker are once again showing themselves to have the leadership and foresight required to meet and embrace history while also demonstrating to other leaders that inclusiveness and representation on all levels of government truly matter.
In this particularly tenuous moment in our history, it is the appropriate time for this historic appointment to the office of U.S. Attorney in New Jersey. Prosecutor Suarez is the person for the job and we are wholeheartedly endorsing her to be New Jersey’s first Latina United States Attorney.”