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Morris County Freeholder Tayfun Selen. (Photo: Tayfun Selen.)

Selen picks up some local GOP endorsements for NJ-11 bid

Parsippany GOP chairman backs county commissioner to take on Sherrill

By David Wildstein, February 14 2022 9:00 am

Three GOP municipal chairs and two mayors have endorsed Morris County Commissioner Tayfun Selen for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district as the race to pick an opponent for Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) continues.

Among the Selen supporters is Louis Valori, Jr., the GOP leader in Parsippany, the largest municipality in the 11th.  While Parsippany Republicans have a long history of being fractious, Valori’s support will help Selen pick up county committee votes for next month’s Morris GOP convention.

“Last year’s election shows the Democrats are facing real headwinds from the liberal Biden-Pelosi-Sherill agenda in Washington, and New Jersey voters are craving new leadership to provide affordability and get America back on track,” said Valori.  “Tayfun Selen is the best candidate for Republicans, with a proven conservative record and inspiring life story.”

Also backing Selen are: Rockaway Township Councilwoman Rachael Brookes, the GOP municipal chair; Morris Township Republican Municipal Chairman Joe Calvanelli; Rockaway Township Mayor Joe Jackson; and Jefferson Mayor Eric Wilsusen.

Tayfun’s stopped higher taxes four years in a row by bringing business-smarts to government,” said Wilsusen.  “That’s what we need in Washington. Less talk, more action, to deliver greater affordability for New Jersey taxpayers.”

Last week, Selen gained the endorsements of four Morris County commissioners: Kathy DeFillippo, John Krickus, Stephen Shaw and Deborah Smith.

Former Kinnelon Council President Larry Casha, former assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Paul DeGroot, former Ridgefield Park councilman Robert Kovic, attorney Larry Friscia, and U.S. Army veteran Toby Anderson are also running for the Republican nomination.

Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (R-Mendham) is still considering whether to jump into the race.

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