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Five ex-Morris Dem chairs endorse Grayzel

By David Wildstein, March 05 2020 2:14 pm

Five former Morris County Democratic chairmen have endorsed Jeff Grayzel for State Senate in the 25th district.

Lewis Candura, Bill Kersey, George Hanley, Horace Chamberlain and Paul Bangiola signaled their support for Grayzel, a Morris Township committeeman and former mayor, to take on State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) in a special election to fill a fourteen month term.

Grayzel faces Rupande Mehta and Cliff Dawkins for the support of the Morris County Democratic organization line.  All three candidates have committed to backing the winner of the March 15 convention.

“Jeff has worked hard at running so many elections that finally resulted in turning Morris Township Democratic,” said Candura. “He never stopped working year after year, and then continued working hard as mayor. Jeff’s work ethic and experience are exactly what we need to run against Tony Bucco.”

Kersey pointed to Grayzel’ s ability to win three local election in Republican-leaning Morris Township.

“He has worked hard for Democrats for a long time and he deserves the support of this party,” he said.

Grayzel is the only candidate to have won an election – Mehta lost bids for Denville councilwoman and Morris County freeholder, and Dawkins was defeated in a close race for Rockaway borough councilman – something Bangiola says is important.

“We should be advancing the people, like Jeff Grayzel, who have already been rewarded by Morris County voters,” Bangiola said. “These elected officials are a proven entity that voters have already invested in and will likely do so again.”

Kersey pointed to Grayzel’ s ability to win three local election in Republican-leaning Morris Township.

“He has worked hard for Democrats for a long time and he deserves the support of this party,” he said.

Grayzel is the only candidate to have won an election – Mehta lost bids for Denville councilwoman and Morris County freeholder, and Dawkins was defeated in a close race for Rockaway borough councilman – something Bangiola says is important.

“We should be advancing the people, like Jeff Grayzel, who have already been rewarded by Morris County voters,” Bangiola said. “These elected officials are a proven entity that voters have already invested in and will likely do so again.”

There are two other living former Morris Democratic chairmen.

Thomas Zelante, who now serves in the Morris County Prosecutor’s office and cannot be involved in partisan politics, and Hugh DeFazio, who has not taken sides in the primary.

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