Following Stand-Out Debate Performance, Bergen County Republican Mayors Endorse Kim Guadagno

Following last night's final GOP primary debate, Kim Guadagno earned the endorsement of all seven Republican mayors in Bergen County's 38th legislative district.

The mayors endorsed during an event at United Real Estate in Fair Lawn Friday afternoon citing Kim Guadagno's plan to reduce property taxes and auditing Trenton as clear evidence she's the best candidate to beat the Democrats in November.

"I am honored to receive these important endorsements as our campaign's momentum continues to build in the final three weeks of the primary election,” said Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno. "With strong support from grassroots Republicans in Bergen County and across the state, our team is ready to win and make New Jersey more affordable by lowering property taxes."

"Kim Guadagno is the only candidate who hasn't pledged to raise taxes as governor," said River Edge Mayor Edward Mignone. "I will work with my fellow mayors to make sure she's our next governor because families can't afford higher taxes."

"Phil Murphy is Jon Corzine 2.0 and will tax and spend New Jersey into oblivion," said Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove, who previously endorsed the lieutenant governor. "On the other hand, Kim Guadagno's property tax plan gives relief to struggling homeowners in Bergen County and across New Jersey who are suffocating from high property taxes without harming local school districts. That's why I know Kim Guadagno will win Bergen County and become our next governor."

"Auditing Trenton is important if we are going to restore trust in our state government," said Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo. "From fixing NJTransit to cancelling the $300 million State House renovation boondoggle, Kim Guadagno will set the right priorities to make New Jersey better for all New Jerseyans by reforming the school funding formula and lowering taxes.”

The latest Quinnapiac poll shows Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno with a 2:1 lead over High Tax Jack Ciattarelli. Guadagno also leads in fundraising and key county GOP endorsements. This week, Guadagno also launched a new TV ad, "High Tax Jack," contrasting Kim Guadagno's plan to lower taxes for New Jerseyans if elected with Jack Ciattarelli's record and promise to raise taxes. Click here to watch the ad.

Endorsements:

  • Edward Mignone, River Edge
  • Ann Subrizi, New Milford
  • Norman Schmelz, Bergenfield
  • Frank Valenzuela, Rochelle Park
  • Adrian Febre, Maywood
  • John Cosgrove, Fair Lawn *previously endorsed
  • Jack DeLorenzo, Hasbrouck Heights