Donald Dinsmore, a former Assembly staff and Christie administration official who is challenging three incumbent Morris County freeholders in the 2019 Republican primary, today announced the endorsements of 37 current and former GOP officials.
The incumbents – Douglas Cabana, Kathy DeFillippo and Tom Mastrangelo – are expected to seek re-election as a team.
“I am ready to use my experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors to benefit Morris County,” Dinsmore said.
Backing Dinsmore are Republican State Committeeman Larry Casha, former freeholder Hank Lyon, former Republican County Chair Patti Page, former undersheriff Richard Wall, and former assemblyman James Barry.
Dinsmore also picked up the endorsements of Chatham Borough mayor Bruce Harris, Chatham Township mayor Curt Ritter, Harding mayor Christopher Yates, Chatham councilman Len Resto, Butler councilman Doug Travers, Florham Park council president Carmen Cefolo-Pane, Harding committeemen Timothy Jones and Dev Modi, Harding committeewoman Nanette DiToasto, Montville committeewoman June Witty; Mount Olive councilman Alex Roman, Washington Township committeeman Greg Forsbrey; and Randolph councilman Lance Tkcas.
“Don approaches every challenge intelligently and pragmatically, and he has helped his Town maintain its unique character, I know he can do the same for Morris County,” said Yates.
Two Republican municipal chairmen, Louis Valori of Parsipapny and Jayson Kohut of Jefferson, are also supporting Dinsmore for freeholder.
Other Republicans backing Dinsmore: Boonton Republican Club president Marie Fragomeni; former Denville mayor Carol Spencer; former Denville councilmen Gene Fitzgerald and Kevin Scollans; former East Hanover councilman Susan Tietjen; former Harding mayor Louis Lanzarotti; Harding GOP activist Mike Flanagan; Jefferson Township Republican Club president William Felegi; former Madison Republican Club president Jerry Stevenson; Republican activist Lisa LoBiondo; former Morristown Republican municipal chairman Jonathan Wright; Mount Arlington Republican Club president Gene Paradiso; Randolph Republican Club president Karen Jordan; Washington Township Republican Club president Bill Wolgamuth; former Morris County Young Republican vice chairman Jordan Chester; and GOP activist Antony Somma.