POLITICKERNJ’s 50 Most Powerful Elected Officials: 2014

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by Max Pizarro

12. Bill Pascrell, U.S. Congressman, 9th District D

His iconic 2012 Democratic Primary win over Steve Rothman put him in a special category among federal elected officials. He wields power in Passaic County going back to his days as mayor of Paterson, the largest city in Passaic; and now flexes his muscles into Bergen. He also has close political ties to sitting Democratic State Party Chairman John Currie. Granted, his candidate lost the Paterson mayor’s race this year, but that did little to damage the districtwide reputation of New Jersey’s honorary “third senator.”

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Posted October 27 2014 at 2:06 PM Permanent Link

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