The Latino Coalition of New Jersey (LCNJ) today announced its support of Raymond S. Santiago for the position of Monmouth County Prosecutor to replace Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Santiago is a member of the Latino Coalition and a long-time advocate for immigrant and civil rights.
“We call on Governor Phil Murphy to follow through on his commitment to diversity by nominating Santiago to the position,” said Frank Argote-Freyre, Director of the LCNJ. “Santiago has served as a prosecutor and a public defender and that experience would serve him well. His sensitivity to community issues would contribute to promoting justice in the county.”
In addition, Santiago has devoted many hours to volunteer work with the Boy Scouts and the Freehold Parks and Recreation Commission. He has also served on the NJ Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Ethics.
Lazaro Cardenas, Deputy Director of the LCNJ said: “As an attorney myself, I have had the pleasure of knowing Raymond Santiago for nearly a decade. His high ethics and dedication to his clients’ cases have gained him the respect of his peers. He is the right choice for Monmouth County Prosecutor.
The LCNJ was founded in 2003 to promote civil rights and political empowerment.
Frank Argote-Freyre, Director, Latino Coalition – 908-670-0552
Lazaro Cardenas, Deputy Director, Latino Coalition – 732-500-7864