Avalon Mayor Marty Pagliughi has endorsed Michael Testa, Jr. for the Republican State Senate nomination in the 1st legislative district.
Testa, the Cumberland County GOP chairman, faces former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi (R-Vineland) in the June primary. The winner will take on State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle) in a November special election to fill an unexpired term.
“Local Republicans across Cape May County should stand up and be proud to support Mike Testa for State Senate. He is the conservative leader we need to defeat the liberal Murphy Democrats in November, and he will lead the charge to ensure Cape May County becomes fully RED,” Pagliughi said. “Without a doubt, Mike is a family man who represents Republican values and will be a voice for the taxpayers in Avalon Borough.”
Pagliughi is the fifth Cape May GOP endorsement Testa has received.
He has the support of former Senate Minority Leader James Cafiero, Cape May freeholder Gerry Thornton, Lower Township mayor Erik Simonsen, and Lower Township GOP municipal chairman Jeff Lindsay.