Fort Lee Republican activist Judith Fisher dropped her candidacy for Bergen County freeholder yesterday, instead choosing to run for assembly in the 38th Legislative District.
The move has the enthusiastic support of Bergen County Republican Chairman Bob Yudin, who said he encouraged Fisher – an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Fort Lee in 2007 and council in 2008– to run for assembly instead.
“She’s from Fort Lee and ran for mayor and did very well. It’s very important for us to reduce the pluralities in that part of the county. I’m absolutely delighted that she’s done this,” said Yudin.
Fisher joins Ridgefield Councilman Nicholas Lonzisero on the Republicans’ ticket in the district.
Fort Lee, a solidly Democratic borough of 35,000 dominated by high rise apartment complexes and located directly across the George Washington Bridge upper Manhattan, is home to incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Voss. Her running mate is Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-Paramus).
“For a Republican to be competitive in Fort Lee is very, very hard. And she was competitive,” said Yudin.