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Tim Walsh. (Photo: Tim Walsh).

Walsh drops bid for Bergen commissioner

Zisa says Collins and Guinchard will get GOP line by acclamation

By David Wildstein, February 07 2023 1:43 pm

Tim Walsh has dropped out of the race for Bergen County Commissioner, leaving Agninshalah Collins and Mary Jo-Ann Guinchard unopposed for the Republican organization line.

“In order to expedite the petition process and other early campaign organizational activities, the February 15 County Committee meeting will serve as (a) county candidates night,  and there will be a convention vote by acclamation to officially nominate these two candidates by the Bergen County Republican Organization,”  GOP county chairman Jack Zisa said.

Walsh, a veteran political operative, lost a bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in 2020 and for county commissioner in 2021.

Guinchard is a former mayor of Tuxedo, New York, and mounted an off-the-lone bid for county commissioner last year on a slate headed by GOP congressional candidate Frank Pallotta.  Collins works in the insurance industry and is a political newcomer from Lyndhurst.

Joan Voss and Ramon Hache, the Democratic incumbents, are expected to seek re-election.

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