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Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff), joined by his wife and children, takes the ceremonial oath of office from Rutgers Professor Laura Cohen, left, on Sunday, January 12 in Fair Lawn

Gottheimer takes oath at Bergen event

Ceremonial ceremony for two-term congressman

By David Wildstein, January 13 2019 6:36 pm

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) held a ceremonial swearing in ceremony on Sunday to allow some of his constituents and supporters to participate.

Gottheimer took the oath in Washington on January 3 as he began his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

This time he was sworn in by Laura Cohen, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law and Justice Virginia Long Scholar at Rutgers University.  He was joined by his wife, Marla Tusk, and his two children.  Assemblyman Christopher Tully (D-Bergenfield), who served as Gottheimer’s district director, attended event along with Assemblywoman Lisa Swain (D-Fair Lawn), Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Bergen County freeholders Mary Amoroso, Tom Sullivan and Tracy Silna Zur, and Fair Lawn mayor Kurt Peluso.

“It was a little over two years ago that working together across party lines, we beat the odds. And I say across party lines because for me, you probably all know, it’s not about partisanship. It’s about doing what’s right for our country and it’s about being Americans before anything else. It’s about doing what’s right for our community,” Gottheimer said.

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