Having stayed officially on the sidelines of the 9th Congressional District race, Dominican American councilmen Julio Tavarez and Rigo Rodriguez are now formally with U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman.
Signs appeared in Paterson this weekend featuring Tavarez and Rodriguez standing alongside Rothman with other Latino elected officials.
“We have not released any official announcement yet but we expect to soon and it will be more than just these two council members,” said Rothman spokesman Paul Swibinksi. “They have a very compelling message they want to tell everyone about.”
Both Rodriguez and Tavarez attended last week’s rally/fundraiser in which Obama Senior Advisor David Axelrod formally endorsed Rothman.
Every Dominican elected official in the City of Paterson will endorse Rothman tomorrow in a formal ceremony. Tavarez, Rodriguez, School board members Alex Mendez and Wendy Guzman and former school board member Pedro Rodriguez will endorse Rothman in his re-election bid in the Ninth Congressional District.