Middlesex County Republican Chairman Samuel Thompson today announced the addition of Jesus Varela of Perth Amboy to the 19th Legislative District Assembly race. Varela joins the ticket following after Reyes Ortega notified the Division of Elections he was withdrawing his candidacy.
“The Republican county committee members for the 19th Legislative District met on Saturday morning and unanimously selected Jesus Varela to fill the vacancy,” said Thompson.
Varela joins Tom Maras of Woodbridge in the campaign for General Assembly.
“Democrats have been in control of the legislature for over 13 years. It’s time for a new direction,” said Varela. “In the Assembly I will work hard to lower taxes for the middle class and make New Jersey more affordable.”
Varela is a small business owner who lives in Perth Amboy.