Bergen County Republican Chairman Rob Ortiz will face Bob Yudion in a runoff election next Tuesday.
At the county convention tonight, Ortiz got 277 out of 654 votes cast. 328 were needed to get the 50% plus one one to win without a runoff.
Yudin trailed Ortiz by just a few votes, earning 262 votes.
Ben Focarino was knocked out of contention, with 115 votes.