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Thursday, July 27, 2017

PHOTOS: Phil Murphy Chooses Sheila Oliver for Running Mate in Downtown Newark

Above: Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver

NEWARK, N.J.: Close to a hundred elected officials, campaign staffers, volunteers, and reporters packed the former Verizon Wireless store space within the National Newark Building in Downtown Newark, which now contains Democratic nominee for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's Essex County campaign office, on Wednesday as Murphy officially announced that Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver would be his running mate. Oliver, a Newark native who lives in East Orange, is a former New Jersey Assembly Speaker.

Attendees included Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., Newark Councilwoman Mildred Crump, New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman LeRoy Jones, Jr., State Senator Richard Codey, and New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie.

The Republican nominee for Governor, current Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, will officially announce her nominee for Lieutenant Governor at an event today in West New York, Hudson County.

Above: Phil Murphy greets Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

Above: Oliver and DiVincenzo shake hands as she enters the event

Above: New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie speaks at the announcement

Above: Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy Jones, Jr. addresses attendees

Above: Currie, New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, and Tammy Murphy watch the announcement

Above: Oliver's mother cheers during her daughter's acceptance speech

Above: Murphy, Oliver, and their families following the speeches

Above: Murphy and Oliver speak to reporters following the event

Above: Murphy's local headquarters is housed in the National Newark Building

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