PoliticsNJ.com is pleased to welcome Steve Lonegan as a featured blogger. A leader of the conservative wing of New Jersey's Republican Party, Lonegan was elected Mayor of Bogota in 1995 and re-elected in 1999 and 2003. His last re-election bid was chronicled in the documentary film Anytown, USA. He is the Executive Director of Americans for Prosperty-New Jersey and sought the Republican nomination for Governor in 2005. Lonegan announced last year that he would not seek re-election to a fourth term as Mayor. Lonegan joins former U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli, former Governor Christie Whitman, Rider University professor David Rebovich and former New York Times reporter Terry Golway as featured PoliticsNJ.com bloggers. Watch for Mayor Lonegan's first blogpost soon.