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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 Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women does not endorse any candidate prior to the candidate's election in a Democratic primary.

The Executive Board
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Daria Anne Venezia


Daria Anne Venezia is a resident of Woodbridge and has lived in Woodbridge her entire life.  She attended Boston College and received her law degree from Boston College Law School.  Daria is an attorney who practices law at Venezia & Nolan, P.C. in Woodbridge specializing in the areas of estate planning and administration, real estate and representation of government bodies.

Daria is a trustee on the board of the Middlesex County Bar Association and served as President for the 2019-2020 term.


Daria Ludas

Vice President

Daria Ludas is a retired elementary school teacher who graduated from John F Kennedy High School, Iselin. Daria began her college education at Middlesex County College and went on to Kean University, where she received her BA in Early Childhood Education.

Daria entered the world of politics while living in Helena, Montana, and working for a Legislative Session.  She was fascinated with the process and procedures of getting bills passed.  After she and her family moved back to New Jersey, she became involved and served on local boards in Jamesburg, such as the Jamesburg Civic Association, the Jamesburg Public Library, and the Jamesburg Democratic Organization.  She was elected to Jamesburg Council in 2008, and is serving her fourth term where she has served as Council President three times.  She has been a member of the Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women since 2010, and is a Past President.


Erin Zirpolo


Erin Zirpolo, a third generation Democrat, was born and raised in Woodbridge Township.  She graduated from Monmouth University in 2000 with a BA in Communication.  Erin currently works for The Woodbridge Channels, the municipal access television station seen throughout the Township.  The channel presents local community events highlighting small businesses, school functions and charitable fundraisers. (The Woodbridge Channels: Bringing Your Community Home)

Erin’s hobbies include traveling around the United States — 50 States in 25 years—, reading biographies, writing children’s stories and bragging about her nieces.


She has been a member of the MCFDW for six years and is pleased to move onto the Executive Board to help move women forward toward success.


Cynthia Engel

Recording Secretary


Lauren A. Miceli

Corresponding Secretary

Lauren A. Miceli is a resident of Middlesex County.  She attended Douglass College, Rutgers University and received her law degree from Rutgers Law School, Camden.  Lauren practices law at Arndt, Sutak & Miceli, LLC and specializes in the areas of matrimonial and family law.


Lauren is a trustee on the board of the Middlesex County Bar Association for the 2020-2023 term, and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Family Law Section of the Middlesex County Bar Association. She was appointed to the Young Lawyers Subcommittee (“YLS”) of the New Jersey State Bar Family Law Executive Committee for the 2020-2021 Term. And, finally, is a Founder and Associate Member, Aldona E. Appleton Family Law Inn of Court.

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