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House candidate Rosemary Becchi.

Morris freeholders endorse Becchi

By David Wildstein, March 12 2020 1:58 pm

All seven Morris County freeholders have endorsed Rosemary Becchi for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district.

“Morris County needs Rosemary Becchi in Congress because she has the experience, energy and  expertise to advocate for policies in Washington that will lessen the financial burdens that over-regulation and big government spending have placed on our families,” the freeholders – Deborah Smith, Stephen Shaw, Douglas R. Cabana, Kathryn A. DeFillippo, John Krickus, Thomas J. Mastrangelo and Tayfun Selen – said in a statement.

The field was essentially cleared for Becchi earlier this year when she switched from the 7th district for a race against freshman Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair).

She faces nominal primary opposition from Robert Crook, an accountant who ran as an independent congressional candidate in 2018 and won less than 1% of the vote.

“We work diligently each day in Morris County government to maintain our high quality of life in this county, and we have again adopted a county budget that maintains and expands critical services without a rise in the county tax rate,” the freeholders said.  “But our job will become impossible unless we start electing qualified people like Rosemary to Congress — people we can depend on to work with us to end reckless state and federal policies that are making New Jersey unaffordable for working families.”

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