Alex Valdez

Alex Valdez

County Legislature, District 9, Hudson County, NJ

2023 Endorsement

Alex is a former Sergeant in the New Jersey Army National Guard and a non-profit leader who has dedicated his life to serving his community. Raised in Kearny by an immigrant mother who came to Hudson County seeking a better life for her family, Alex is a product of Kearny public schools and holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Rutgers-Newark.

Over the years, Alex has worked tirelessly to coordinate after-school and summer programs for low-income youth in the cities of Passaic and Paterson, showing his commitment to ensuring the next generation has access to the support they need to achieve their goals. In addition to his work in New Jersey, he has spent time on humanitarian missions abroad providing aid to Ukrainian refugees displaced by the Russia-Ukraine war, vulnerable Afghans who were evacuated to the United States, and asylum-seekers fleeing oppressive regimes in Central and South America.

Motivated by his desire to protect the opportunities that allowed him to achieve success in Hudson County, Alex is now running for Hudson County Commissioner in District 9. His goal is to make sure that our communities remain safe, affordable, and accessible to all. He recognizes the challenges that face our district and is committed to working tirelessly to promote environmental safety, affordable housing, and economic growth while ensuring that the American Dream remains attainable for everyone. Alex's lifelong dedication to serving his community makes him the perfect candidate for Hudson County Commissioner.