Freshman Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R-Denville) has endorsed Laura Marie Ali for Morris County Republican chair,
“Laura Ali is the right person to lead our Morris County Republican Party. For the past two years she has been building a party apparatus that will propel our Morris County candidates to victory in 2020,” Bergen said. “She is the best choice to lead us and has my 100% support.”
Ali became the acting county chair last November when Ron DeFilippis stepped aside for personal and health reasons.
The county chair election will be held in June.
Rob Zwigard, who lost to DeFilippis by four votes in 2018, is considering another run for the post.
Bergen, a former Denville councilman, captured an open seat in the 25th district last year. He succeeded Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Morris Township), who did not seek re-election after 24 years in Trenton.