Republican businessman Giancarlo D’Orazio will challenge state Sen. Fred Madden (D-4) again this year.
Madden walked over D’Orazio in 2011, 62-38%.
An Italian immigrant who worked as a computer programmer and IT manager for 28 years before leaving his job and starting his own gelato business, D’Orazio is also a drummer.
As state Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean (R-21) continues to tour the state in support of GOP challengers, little LD 4 hoopla accompanies him.
A memo of Kean’s leaked earlier this year did not show Madden as a target.
The Republican does, however, want to make Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) labor for re-election.
Gloucester Chairman Larry Wallace and the Gloucester County Republican Executive Committee last night announced their support for tickets in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th legislative districts and on the County Freeholder board.
“The quality of our candidates and their dedication to providing bi-partisan solutions to create jobs and middle-class tax relief make me extremely excited about our prospects in November,” said Chairman Wallace, a candidate for Assembly in the 3rd legislative district. “Working as a team with Governor Christie, I am confident that our party will be celebrating victories from the top of the ticket down to the local level.”
The Gloucester County Republican Organization’s Endorsed Candidates
3rd Legislative District:
Niki Trunk for State Senate
Larry Wallace and Bob Vanderslice for State Assembly
4th Legislative District:
Giancarlo D’Orazio for State Senate
Teddy Liddell and Phil Dieser for Assembly
5th Legislative District:
Keith Walker for State Senate
George Wagoner and Dave Ragonese for Assembly
Vince Nestore and Ed Selb for Freeholder
Bill Fey and Barbara Capelli for Republican State Committee