North Jersey Democratic County Leaders Back Reelection of Congressman Bill Pascrell

PATERSON, NJ – Twenty county leaders encompassing every Democratic county executive, sheriff, and commissioner across Passaic, Bergen and Hudson Counties representing towns within the Ninth Congressional District today endorsed Congressman Bill Pascrell for reelection. The group of leaders includes:


  • Executive James J. Tedesco III
  • Sheriff Anthony Cureton
  • Commissioner Tracy S. Zur
  • Commissioner Steven A. Tanelli
  • Commissioner Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Commissioner Rafael Marte
  • Commissioner Joan M. Voss
  • Commissioner Mary J. Amoroso
  • Commissioner Germaine M. Ortiz


  • Sheriff Gary F. Giardina
  • Commissioner John Bartlett
  • Commissioner Sandi Lazzara
  • Commissioner Orlando Cruz
  • Commissioner Terry Duffy
  • Commissioner Bruce James
  • Commissioner Pasquale “Pat” Lepore


  • Executive Craig Guy
  • Sheriff Frank X. Schillari
  • Commissioner Robert P. Baselice
  • Commissioner Albert J. Cifelli

“Congressman Pascrell has built strong, enduring relationships with our local counties,” said Bergen County Commissioner Steven Tanelli. “Our successes in Bergen County are in part because of the unceasing support of Congressman Pascrell. All of us know that when we need federal assistance we can count on Bill every time. So today I am proud to join my Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic leaders to back Bill Pascrell and help send him back to Congress.”

“In Bill Pascrell, North Jersey is blessed to be represented by longtime chairman of the Law Enforcement Caucus in Congress,” said Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari. “When it comes to supporting our police, firefighters, and first responders, Bill is always there and has helped bring countless dollars to keep our heroes and our communities safe. Bill’s voice is indispensable for North Jersey and I strongly support his re-election.”

“If the diversity and hardworking character of Passaic County is the essence of our great state New Jersey, then it would be fair to say that Bill Pascrell himself is the fair essence of Passaic County,” said Passaic County Commissioner Bruce James. “Bill has brought forward massive federal support for Passaic that has been transformational to our present and foundational to our future. Our Passaic communities have counted on Congressman Pascrell’s knowledge and leadership for a long time and so I join our leaders in support of his campaign.”

“Local growth is about cooperation and teamwork,” said Congressman Pascrell. “The support of our local officials means so much to me because it shows our neighbors that we work together to bring help to North Jersey. We have a brilliant, diverse, hardworking team. The trust of our executives, sheriffs, and commissioners validates our office’s work and makes me hungry to deliver even more for our cities and towns.”

Congressman Pascrell has previously been endorsed by Executives Tedesco and Guy.