Woodcliff Lake mayor Carlos Rendo will not seek the Republican nomination for State Assembly in the 39th district next year and will back the incumbents for re-election.
Rendo, the 2017 GOP candidate for Lt. Governor, announced that he was exploring a campaign for the legislature after Assemblyman Bob Auth (R-Old Tappan) entered the race for Congress earlier this year.
“The 39th legislative district has always been a Republican stronghold. Recent gains in the district by Democrats tells me that we need to be more united than ever,” said Rendo. “This is why I have decided not to run for the State Assembly and will endorse Sen. Gerald Cardinale, Assemblyman Bob Auth and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi for re-election.”
Rendo had continued to consider an Assembly bid after Auth dropped his House campaign after two weeks.
“I thank all Republicans, friends, and donors who encouraged me to run for the State Assembly. Now I call on all residents of the 39th to join the fight against out of control spending, high taxes, sanctuary states and unfunded density housing mandates,” Rendo said. “Let’s keep the 39th district Republican.”