Former Bergen GOP freeholder candidate backs three for GOP nod

Former South Hackensack Mayor Rosina Romano, who dropped out of the Republican race for Bergen County freeholder earlier this week, endorsed three candidates out of the eight remaining in the field: Rochelle Park Mayor Frank Valenzuela, former River Edge Councilman John Felice and Franklin Lakes Mayor Maura DeNicola. 

“I am not closing any doors on my political future. I will serve my party as best I can and when the right circumstances present themselves, I will be back in the arena, taking on the Democrats and fighting for our taxpayers,” said Romano, who added that

Romano finished a seventh out of a field of nine candidates at Saturday’s non-binding North East Republican Organization convention in Woodcliff Lake, garnering 41 votes.  The top vote getter at that event was Felice, who had 105 votes, followed by DeNicola with 82 and Bergen County Young Republican Chairman Ken Tyburczy with 62. 

Republicans will choose three candidates at their convention next Thursday to back against the three likely Democratic nominees: incumbents Elizabeth Calabrese, James Carroll and newcomer John Hogan, the mayor of Northvale. 

Former Bergen GOP freeholder candidate backs three for GOP nod