NEWARK – In what is generally regarded to be the frontline of poltiics this year, Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney wants to withstand a challenge by County Clerk Kathleen Donovan and retain Democratic Party control of the big northern county.
U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-Fair-Lawn) acknowledges it will be a hard contest, but says he’s convinced long fractured Democrats in Bergen will unify behind McNerney.
“He’s done an excellent job for the people of Bergen County,” Rothman told PolitickerNJ.com. “”He’s helped to keep the tax rate stable and improved county parks and services. We have the best bond rating of any county in the state in Bergen.
“I don’t know of any Democratic leader or member of the party rank and file who’s not 100% behind Dennic McNerney,” the congressman added. “Regardless of their feelings on other subjects, we are committed to giving the people of Bergen County four more years of service at county executive.”