Rochelle Park Mayor Frank Valenzuela, the only GOP contender with universal support from Bergen County’s divergent Republican party, has dropped out of race for Bergen County freeholder. Valenzuela’s battle with Multiple Sclerosis diagnosed in late April has begun to take its toll.
Bergen County Republican Organization Chairman Bob Yudin is calling a GOP committee meeting for August 19 to select a new freeholder candidate.
“Frank was an asset to the campaign and he will be missed. But the party must now come together and choose a replacement who can get up and running quickly,” said Yudin.