Former Glen Ridge Mayor Carl Bergmanson announced today that he will challenge incumbent Jon Corzine in the Democratic primary for Governor.
Bergmanson was elected to the Glen Ridge Council as an Independent in 1990 and served there for nine years. After losing a bid for Mayor in 1999, he won a four-year term in 2003.
“The Democratic Party machinery in New Jersey has been bought-up lock, stock and barrel by Jon Corzine, and he’s going to try to skate through this primary without discussing a single issue, defending his abysmal record or explaining his many broken promises – Democrats need to stand up and say that that’s not acceptable.” Bergmanson said. “Money has poisoned our politics in New Jersey. We need to get back to basic, issue-oriented democracy. Democrats deserve a real primary with a genuine discussion of issues, and that’s why I’m running.”
He kicked off his campaign with an appearance on Jim Gearhart's morning show on NJ101.5.