John McCann has defeated Steve Lonegan to run on the organization line for Congress in Passaic County. McCann, a Bergen County attorney, beat Lonegan by a vote of 19-4.
McCann and Lonegan, a former Bogota mayor, are competing for the chance to challenge freshman Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) in New Jersey’s 5th district. Passaic has two towns, Ringwood and West Milford, in the district. In 2016, the Passaic portion accounted for 8% of the total vote in the Republican congressional primary.