Zhiyu “Jimmy” Hu- Middlesex County Freeholder Candidate, New Jersey
Name: Zhiyu “Jimmy” Hu
Town:Middlesex County over 20 years (Highland Park since 2012; Edison Twp. previously)
Married with two children
School/Degree:College and degree from Wuhan University (China, majored in English); studied law at Saarland University, Germany, received J.D. law degree from Vanderbilt University and graduated from a lawyer program Harvard Law School. (Legal intern for UN Secretary General )
Profession:Professional Lawyer since 1994 (New Jersey, New York, District of Columbia and United States Supreme Court Bar Associations)
Prior campaign:Ran for the Edison Township Council in 2011 and Highland Park Borough Council in 2013.
Community Involvement:I am very fortunate to spend time volunteering by helping local senior citizens, students, and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those who are incarcerated and may need legal assistance.
Why are you running for office- Middlesex County Freeholder?
I have been blessed with the opportunity to move to the United States, raise my family here and establish a successful law practice. I strongly believe that everybody must give back to their community where they can which is why I want to represent all the residents of Middlesex County.
Middlesex County Freeholder is the county’s legislative body that is in charge of county businesses, public parks, golf courses and county roads as well as county jail. It is also the main place for election procedures and all real estate properties records and so on. Portion of our property taxes goes to the county. It is a very important government affecting our daily life. I want to be a public servant for those living in our municipalities and help them live their own dreams.
If elected, what is one area you would like to work on and why?
I will utilize my legal expertise to ensure that all contracts signed by and for the county are done in a transparent nature, in compliance with the law and executed solely for the benefit of the county and its residents. I want to reduce and eliminate waste and unnecessary spending.