Senator Kevin O’Toole, Assemblyman David Russo, Assemblyman Scott Rumana, Freeholder Rob Hermansen and Freeholder Maura DeNicola today formally endorsed Anthony Rottino of Franklin Lakes to chair the GOP in Bergen County.
In a letter to committee members, Rottino presented himself as the alternative to incumbent BCRO Chairman Bob Yudin.
“An overwhelming number of you have expressed to me your desire to end the infighting, the divisiveness and the negativity within our party,” Rottino wrote. “And I agree with your sentiments. That is why I have chosen to run a positive campaign about tackling the issues that confront us now. I know many of you are tired of being ignored by BCRO leadership and you want to have a constructive voice in how we approach issues and campaigns. I guarantee you that as your chairman, your voice will be heard and we will have open and honest communication.”
The chairman’s contest will occur on the Tuesday following the June Primary.
Yudin, Rottino, and Sheriff’s Office attorney John McCann are all declared candidates.
The following is a full list of party leaders who support Rottino for chairman:
Senator Kevin O’Toole
Assemblyman David Russo
Assemblyman Scott Rumana
Christopher G. Sinisi, Councilman, Wallington
Mike Cerbo and Karen Haggerty, Lyndhurst
Bruce Young, Councilman, Carlstadt
Joel Brizzi, Councilman, East Rutherford
Lisa Randall, former Freeholder, County Clerk
Maura DeNicola, Freeholder
Robert Hermansen, Freeholder
Drita McNamara, Wyckoff Municipal Chairwoman
Rudy Boonstra, District 40 Chairman
Chris DePhillips, Mayor, Wyckoff
Dennis Bonugora Franklin Lakes, Municipal Chairman
Lenore Cohen, Ridgewood municipal chair
John Butler, Glen Rock Municipal Chairman
Tom Giordano, Mayor, Waldwick
Bud O’Hagan, Mayor, Midland Park
Gary Burns, former Councilman & Municipal Chairman North Arlington
Andrew Cimiluca, Councilman, Saddle Brook
Ben Focarino, BCRO State Committeeman
Eleanor Nissley, BCRO State Committeewoman
Henry Wallace, Lodi Municipal Chairman
Liz White, Councilwoman, Allendale
Jacqueline McSwiggan, Councilwoman, Allendale