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Hackensack Republican Municipal Chairman Thomas Toscano

Tommy Toscano, Bergen GOP insider, dies at 83

By David Wildstein, February 23 2020 3:33 pm

Thomas Toscano, the longtime Bergen County Republican leader, died this morning.  He was 83.

Toscano served as the Hackensack Republican municipal chairman and as the District 37 GOP chairman.

A close ally of Bergen County GOP chairman Jack Zisa, he served as Hackensack’s director of operations while Zisa was mayor.  He also served as deputy director of the Bergen County Utilities Authority, as a state housing inspector, and as a construction inspector for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

He had been involved in Bergen County politics since 1958.  His father, D. Thomas Toscano, had served as the mayor of Palisades Park.

“He was a staunch Republican, but above all he was a great friend,” said Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt.  “He will be missed by the many people who knew him. Please keep Tommy, his wife Chickie and their family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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2 thoughts on “Tommy Toscano, Bergen GOP insider, dies at 83

  1. My heart is broken that my dear friend is gone. He would have done anything for any of the people in his crew, he was well-respected and extremely knowledgeable in the workings of Elections. But it was his indelible way to capture you with his stories and make you laugh. He knew how to handle the crowd, he knew how to raise money, he knew how to take care of his beautiful family and at the same time, was a force to be reckoned with. Tom was one of a kind and I’m honored to have known him & called him friend. He is a legend that will live on even after his passing.🙏

  2. What a great man
    I met him many times at various Republican parties
    His heart was always with people
    Very generous
    Had many laughs
    Prayers for his family
    So sorry
    He had so much life

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