DeLorenzo wins Bergen GOP Sheriff nod

Bergen County Republicans have picked Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo as their candidate for Sheriff. DeLorenzo defeated Midland Park Mayor Harry Shortway, former PBA president Lewis Morrell, and retired Sheriff's officer Matt Ryan. Sources who asked not to be identified, said the candidates agreed in advance of the meeting not to release a vote total, but that DeLorenzo won by a wide margin. DeLorenzo, who spent 25 years as a

Zisa will run unopposed in Bergen

It's a sure thing: former Hackensack mayor Jack Zisa will be the next Bergen County Republican Chairman.  The deadline to file as a candidate in next month's election for county chairman came and went today and only Zisa filed. Zisa will succeed Paul DiGaetano, who is stepping down after just one term.  DiGaetano defeated incumbent Bob Yudin in 2016, and then lost his bid for the Republican nomination for State

Zisa launches bid for Bergen GOP Chairman

Former Hackensack Mayor Jack Zisa kicked off his campaign for Bergen County Republican Chairman Tuesday night in what looks like an unchallenged path to succeed Paul DiGaetano in June. Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo and New Milford Councilwoman Kelly Langschultz, both considered possible candidates for the post, attended the Zisa event, along with State Sen. Gerald Cardinale (R-Demarest), GOP fundraiser Chuck Shotmeyer, and Hudson County Republican Chairman Jose Arango. “We

Langschultz won’t run for Bergen GOP Chairman

New Milford Councilwoman Kelly Langschultz will not be a candidate for Bergen County Republican Chairman, according to a source familiar with Langschultz's plans but not authorized to speak on the record. Langschultz was the Republican nominee for State Senator in 2017, but lost to incumbent Bob Gordon.  Gordon is expected to step down as from the Senate to take a seat on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Incumbent

The Life and Times of Paul DiGaetano

There was a time back about a generation ago when Paul DiGaetano was a bright, rising star in New Jersey Republican politics.  He he was one of the most powerful politicians in the state.  Some Republicans openly fawned over the idea of a young, blue-collar, Catholic, Italian-American Republican running for statewide office.  He was likeable, popular, and incredibly ambitious. Jump ahead thirty years, and sadly for him, the only thing

Bergen GOP Has No Exec candidate

A promises endorsement from a subset of Bergen County Republicans led by Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo never materialized last night, in part because the only candidate who showed up was former Hackensack Mayor Jack Zisa.   It appears that incumbent Paul DiGaetano is bowing out – although he won’t confirm it – and Zisa is inheriting his base.  Zisa was unacceptable to the Rendo group. The bigger problem for Bergen