The Race for Bergen GOP Chairman

Bergen County Republicans seem to assume that Guy Talarico will not seek re-election as GOP County Chairman, although he has not yet made a formal announcement. Two candidates are already actively courting County Committee members for votes: Alan Marcus, a successful lobbyist and public relations executive who served as Executive Director of the Bergen GOP in 1968 and 1969; and William Thomson, the former Chairman of the New Jersey Christian Coalition and campaign manager of Robert Schroeder’s 2005 gubernatorial bid. Thomson entered the race this week with an announcement letter to Republican leaders. Marcus’ unexpected candidacy seems to have generated some enthusiasm, especially from Republicans anxious to benefit from Marcus’ fundraising skills.

The Race for Bergen GOP Chairman