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Iris Delgado

Iris Delgado

Democrat

Iris Michelle Delgado is the daughter of Chilean and Peruvian immigrants. Ms. Delgado is a political data and targeting expert. She has worked in over 16 states to help elect such public officials as Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin, and Rep. Terri Sewell, the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives from Alabama.

Ms. Delgado is a New Jersey native. She grew up in Carteret and attended high school at JP Stevens in Edison Township, where she started her political career with former Edison Mayor George Spadoro. In her capacity at the Mayor’s office, Iris worked on local council races, recruited high school students to participate in local elections, and worked with the Middlesex County Democratic Organization (MCDO) during the 2004 presidential campaign.

She is a graduate of Cornell University, and in 2009 she began working for Governor Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign. Ms. Delgado later served as the Special Assistant to Mary Kay Henry, the International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). In 2014, she managed a statewide independent expenditure opposing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and then returned to the SEIU as the National Operations Director, working closely with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

In 2017, Iris returned to her home state to run Victory 2017, the coordinated campaign that was instrumental in electing Governor Phil Murphy and other Democrats in New Jersey. Since 2018, she has served as the Executive Director of the Middlesex County Democratic Organization and the NJ Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, which is tasked with preserving and expanding upon the Democratic majority in the New Jersey General Assembly.