102 Republican Leaders Endorse Kim Guadagno For Governor

Over 300 key Republican leaders and organizations across all 21 counties support Kim's campaign for a better New Jersey.

Kim Guadagno today announced 102 personal endorsements from local, county and state Republican leaders as support for her gubernatorial campaign continues to grow across New Jersey. Over the past two weeks, the members of the Union League of Cape May County, Brick Republican Club, Lakewood Republican Club and Passaic County Republican Women’s Club have also unanimously voted to endorse Guadagno’s campaign.

To date, Guadagno has earned the support of over 300 key Republican leaders and organizations across all 21 counties, including the most endorsements from state legislators and county GOP chairs.

“Like me, these leaders understand that our next governor must set better priorities in Trenton so New Jersey becomes more affordable for middle class families,” said Kim Guadagno. “Republicans are flocking to our campaign because unlike the other candidates, I have consistently opposed raising taxes and will audit Trenton from top to bottom to root out waste, end abuse and lower costs. That’s the kind of leadership we need to make New Jersey better, and the early and strong support from these leaders will go along way to ensuring we’re successful in November.”

State Legislators:

  • Amy Handlin, Assemblywoman and Deputy Republican Leader (LD13)

  • Frank Gargiulo, Former Assemblyman (LD32)/Former Hudson County GOP Chairman/North Bergen Commissioner

County Party Leadership:

  • Terry Lucarelli, Atlantic County GOP Secretary

  • Melanie Collette, Cape May County GOP Corresponding Secretary

  • Timothy Donohue, Cape May County GOP Vice Chair/Middle Twp. Committeeman

  • John Lane, Monmouth County GOP Parliamentarian

  • Wayne Pomanowski, Monmouth County GOP Sergeant-At-Arms/Former Affiliated Republican Club President

County Elected Officials:

  • Robert Walton, Hunterdon County Freeholder

  • Gary Schaffer, Cape May County Sheriff

  • Leonard Desiderio, Cape May County Freeholder/Sea Isle City Mayor

  • Robert Nolan, Cape May County Undersheriff/Candidate for Cape May County Sheriff

  • Carman Daddario, Cumberland County Freeholder

  • Jim Sauro, Cumberland County Freeholder

  • Joseph Sparacio, Cumberland County Freeholder

  • Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk

  • Doug Painter, Salem County Freeholder

  • Sylvia Petillo, Sussex County Freeholder

Mayors, Council Members, and Township Committee Members:

  • Philip Guenther, Brigantine Mayor

  • Ari Bernstein, Allendale Councilman

  • Norman Schmelz, Bergenfield Mayor

  • Arthur Pazan, Glen Rock Councilman

  • Bill Leonard, Glen Rock Councilman

  • Dr. Carmine Nogara, Former Glen Rock Councilman

  • Bella Fellig, Former Glen Rock Councilwoman

  • Peter Traina, Hasbrouck Heights Councilman

  • Justin DiPisa, Hasbrouck Heights Council President

  • Ronald Kistner, Hasbrouck Heights Councilman

  • Russell Lipari, Hasbrouck Heights Councilman

  • John Glidden, Closter Mayor

  • Douglas Frank, Hillsdale Mayor

  • Adrian Febre, Maywood Mayor

  • Mike Ghassali, Montvale Mayor

  • Joseph Bianchi, North Arlington Mayor

  • Alan Brundage, Former Paramus Councilman

  • Irena Holiat, Saddle River Municipal Co-Chair

  • Jon Kurpis, Saddle River Committeeman

  • Jeff Liva, Saddle River Committeeman

  • Beth Dell, Westwood Councilwoman

  • Rudolph Boonstra, Wyckoff Mayor

  • Bill Davis, Millville Commissioner/GOP Municipal Leader

  • Jason Cilento, Dunellen Councilman

  • Matthew Anesh, South Plainfield Mayor

  • Pat Lembo, Sayreville Councilman

  • Jack Archibald, Atlantic Highlands Councilman

  • Peter Doyle, Atlantic Highlands Councilman

  • Donna Mazzella-Diedrichsen, Eatontown Councilwoman

  • Ben Lucarelli, Fair Haven Mayor

  • Robert Marchese, Fair Haven Councilman

  • Jim Daly, Farmingdale Mayor

  • Gregory Buontempo, Holmdel Mayor

  • Pauline Smith, Howell Councilwoman

  • Art Boden, Keansburg Councilman/Municipal Chair

  • Stephen Massell, Middletown Twp. Committeeman

  • Kevin Settembrino, Middletown Twp. Committeeman

  • Rick Pryor, Neptune City Councilman

  • Alex Tallman, Neptune City Councilman

  • Andrew Wardell, Neptune City Councilman

  • Joe Zajack, Neptune City Councilman

  • Barbara Shafer, Neptune City Councilwoman

  • Ted Wardell, Former Neptune City Mayor/Councilman

  • Michael Whelan, Red Bank Councilman

  • Lou Andreuzzi, Union Beach Councilman

  • Al Lewandowski, Union Beach Councilman

  • Mark Walsifer, Belmar Councilman

  • Jeffrey Carr, Toms River Councilman

  • Frank Matthews, Hawthorne Councilman

  • Charles Solimini, Hawthorne County Committee Vice Chair

  • Christopher Vergano, Wayne Mayor

  • Susan Enderly, New Jersey Federation of Republican Women Vice President Region 2 (Passaic, Bergen, Hudson)/Wayne County Committeewoman

  • Edward Zimmerman, Former Rocky Hill Mayor

  • Ellen Dickson, Former Summit Mayor

  • Dan Bertham, Robbinsville Councilman

  • Stephen Alexander, Upper Freehold Twp. Committeeman

  • Molly Whilesmith, Former Sparta Mayor/Councilwoman

  • Christine Quinn, Former Sparta Mayor/Councilwoman

  • Jerry Murphy, Former Sparta Mayor/Councilman

  • Jack Trotta, Plumsted Mayor/Republican Club President

  • Eric Sorchik, Plumsted Deputy Mayor/Municipal Chair

  • Herb Marinari, Plumsted Committeeman

  • Mike Wysong, Plumsted Committeeman

  • Tina Wetter, Waretown Mayor

Municipal Chairs & GOP Organization Leaders:

  • Ira Treuhaft, Former Bergenfield Municipal Chair

  • Joan Carlson, Ridgefield Park Municipal Chair

  • Dolores “Dee” Rebecky, Wallington Municipal Chair

  • Ray Lally, Hamilton Twp. Municipal Chair

  • Louise Murray, Asbury Park Municipal Chair

  • Jane Frotton, Atlantic Highlands Municipal Chair

  • Tracy Bean, Belmar Municipal Chair

  • Muriel Smith, Freehold Borough Municipal Chair

  • Carol Bucco, Highlands Municipal Chair

  • Steve Lambros, Millstone Municipal Chair

  • Jennifer DiLorenzo, Monmouth Beach Municipal Chair

  • Danielle Daly, Neptune Twp. Republican Club President

  • Tom Fitterer, Ocean Twp. Republican Club President

  • Bob Burlew, Affiliated Republican Club of Monmouth County President/Former Keyport Municipal Chair

  • Charles Smentkowski, Former Asbury Park Municipal Chair/Retired Asbury Park Police Officer/Retired Lieutenant, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

  • Marcy McMullen, Holmdel Municipal Chair

  • Joe Cupoli, Clifton Republican Leader

  • Tim Troast, Pompton Lakes Republican Leader

  • Lydia Dodd, Waretown Municipal Chair

  • Joseph Speranza, Hawthorne Fire Chief

  • Robert Zuest, Pittsgrove Municipal Leader