New Jersey Democratic State Committee
Vice Chair-woman Lizette Delgado-Polanco
Lizette Delgado-Polanco Joined the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) which encompasses five states in February 2017 as the Council Political Director in her capacity she oversees the Political Program of the council. She was named Vice-Chair of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee (NJSDC) on June 12, 2013 and has been reelected unanimously for Three terms.
Delgado-Polanco, a first-generation Hispanic American, is an effective and compassionate advocate for the underrepresented, particularly the working poor. In her previous capacity as Executive Director of the SEIU New Jersey State Council, she worked on behalf of over 40 thousand working men and women whose lives, families and livelihoods are affected by political, economic and social issues in NJ. Shecoordinated the legislative and political agenda for seven SEIU locals representing more than 40,000 members across New Jersey in four major industries, including health and long-term care, property services, municipal workers and resident physicians. She has had a long and distinguished career in government and labor relations, policy development, public affairs, and business and community development.
In 2002, she was named Assistant Secretary of State, the first Hispanic ever in that position, and was one of state government’s highest-ranking Hispanics. She was also Director of Special Projects for former U.S. Senator Jon S. Corzine.
Delgado-Polanco, who previously served on the State of New Jersey Local Finance Board, sits on numerous boards including: New Jersey Working Families Alliance; Latino Action Network; New Jersey Citizen Action; Working Families United for New Jersey; Blue Wave NJ, LUPE PAC(Latinas United for Political Empowerment); and Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey, Emerge NJ and DUSA(Dominicans USA)
She has served as Vice Chair of the Atlantic County Democratic Party, and Chair of the Galloway Township Democratic Party.
She’s a proud mother of four, grandmother of two, and resides in Ewing, Mercer County.