Former Englewood Cliffs Mayor Backs Murphy for Governor

Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, calls for independent audit of the costs of Christie's Bridgegate defense.

Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, calls for independent audit of the costs of Christie’s Bridgegate defense. Youtube

Joseph Parisi, Jr., the former longtime mayor of Englewood Cliffs, today announced his endorsement of Phil Murphy for Governor.

A former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and former Goldman Sachs executive, Murphy is so far the only formally declared Democratic candidate in the 2017 race for governor.

“I am proud to give my endorsement and support to Phil Murphy because I have come to know him to be the ‘real deal,’” said Parisi. “Our state needs a governor whose focus will not be on the next election, but on the issues that have plagued us for far too long. Phil has the commitment and skills we need to make the choices that are right thing for New Jersey’s long-term health. I have Phil’s back because I know, as governor, he’ll have ours.”

Parisi served as mayor of Englewood Cliffs from 2005 until his retirement at the end of 2015.

Former Englewood Cliffs Mayor Backs Murphy for Governor