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Morris Township Committeeman Jeff Grayzel

Morris Township Democrats back favorite son Grayzel for Senate

Local official seeks organization line to challenge Bucco

By David Wildstein, February 26 2020 9:13 am

The largest Democratic municipal organization in the 25th district has endorsed a hometown candidate for the State Senate.

The Morris Township Democratic Committee voted last night to endorse township committeeman Jeff Grayzel, a former mayor, as their candidate to take on State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) in a special election.

“Jeff has earned the respect of the residents of Morris Township and has thus earned the support of our Democratic committee,” said municipal chairman George Quillan. “While each county committee representative may choose whom they individually support, I am confident that nearly all members will be supporting Jeff.”

Morris Township has 41 votes on the county committee.  An additional five seats are vacant.

Grayzel is serving his third term on the township committee and became the first Democratic Mayor of Morris Township after winning the 2018 election by almost 1,500 votes – and a 16-point margin of victory.

He faces Rupande Mehta and Clifford Dawkins at the March 15 Morris County Democratic convention.

Also endorsing Grayzel was Noel Robinson, a former municipal chairman and the mother of Morris County Democratic chairman Chip Robinson.

“Jeff has worked tirelessly for the Democratic party helping turn Morris Township from red to blue,” she said.  “I have no doubt he will work even harder to turn LD25 blue too. During his terms on our Township Committee and especially during his tenure as mayor, he has achieved much for the good of all our residents.”

Chip Robinson is remaining neutral in the race for State Senate until after the convention.

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