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The Executive Board

Our Story

The Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women was established in 1971 to help support women's voices within the Democratic Party. The Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women is a vehicle to inform, educate and bring women closer together to ensure that Democratic Women are elected to and participate in all levels of government.


Note: The Federation does not endorse any candidate prior to the candidate's election in a Democratic primary.

Jenna Trent

Acting President

Jenna Trent is an Edison resident who, in addition to being the Vice President of the Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women, is active with the Middlesex County Young Democrats and is an Edison Democratic Committeewoman. She is a Junior Behavioral Analyst at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care and attends the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. When not working, Jenna volunteer for local animal shelters as an advocate for rescued animals and small animal fosters.

Abira Altvater


Abira Altvater is a resident of Old Bridge. She grew up in Edison and graduated from Rutgers University in 2011 where she studied Journalism and Media Studies and Political Science. By career, Abira is a writer, editor, and project specialist at a non-profit organization.  Abira also has a fashion blog, The Office Fashionista, where she talks about fashionable and office-friendly attire.

Abira’s hobbies include traveling around the US (with a goal to visit all 50 states in the next few years!) and the world,  reading, writing, cooking, and listening to true-crime podcasts. 

Rebecca Hytowitz

Acting Vice President

Communications Chair

Rebecca is a third generation member of the Democratic Party and was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She moved to Middlesex County in December of 2016 from Bergen County. After graduating from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a degree in Political Science, she moved to the East Coast in August of 2009 for a graduate program at New York University. Rebecca is an editor and project specialist at a non-profit organization.