The two major party candidates for Lt. Governor will campaign at Bergenfield senior centers tomorrow, five days after a jury found former Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero guilty of depriving Bergenfield residents of the “honest services” of their borough attorney. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck), who represents Bergenfield in the State Senate, will be there in the morning; Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno, the GOP candidate, will be there at 2PM.
Bergenfield is considered a politically competitive town, even though Democrats have won huge pluralities there in recent years. Gov. Jon Corzine won 62% in 2005, and Weinberg carried it with 70% in 2007. But Barack Obama won by 59%, and John Kerry carried Bergenfield with 52%. Bergenfield has a Democratic mayor and all six borough council members are Democrats. In 2006, a Republican came within 209 votes of winning a Council seat.