Untold Truth On Amy Degise Hit and Run Case
On July 19, Degise was captured on security footage, striking a cyclist who had run a red light, then driving off. When she reported the collision to Jersey City Police six hours later, she was charged with failing to report an accident and action in case of an accident, a legal phrase for a hit-and-run.
Degise is one of the three at-large city council members for Jersey City. Until recently, she presided over the Hudson County Democratic Committee, widely regarded as one of the most potent political organizations in the state of New Jersey.
She has been viewed as the heir who will take over her father Tom Degise's political organization when he retires. Tom Degise is the executive of Hudson County.
Activists including James Solomon and Frank Gilmore, two city council members, are now pushing for Degise to step down. Mayor Steven Fulop, who is anticipated to run for governor in 2025, lambasted Degise but refrained from demanding her ouster.
In 2018, a rare open election was held to elect Degise to the county committee head position, revealing discord within Hudson County Democrats. However, according to Solomon and others, the party's key factions just forged a power-sharing agreement, ushering in a new era of peace.