Twenty-One Democratic Councilmembers from Passaic County Municipalities Support Re-Election of Congressman Bill Pascrell

PATERSON, NJ – Twenty-one city and town council members representing Passaic County communities within New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District today endorsed the re-election of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. The group of leaders includes:

  • Clifton Councilman Joseph Kolodziej
  • Haledon Councilman Carlos Aymat
  • Haledon Councilwoman Nereyda Curiel
  • Haledon Councilwoman Aleksandra Tasic
  • Haledon Councilman Junior Morris
  • Haledon Councilman Jimmy Iza
  • Hawthorne Councilman Joseph Wojtecki
  • Passaic City Council President Gary Schaer
  • Passaic City Councilman Jose Garcia
  • Passaic City Councilman Dr. Terrence Love
  • Passaic City Councilwoman Thania Melo
  • Passaic City Councilwoman Maritza Colon-Montanez
  • Paterson Council President Alex Mendez
  • Paterson Council Vice President Luis Velez
  • Paterson Councilwoman Ruby Cotton
  • Paterson Councilwoman Maritza Davila
  • Paterson Councilwoman Dr. Lilisa Mimms
  • Prospect Park Councilman Robert Artis
  • Prospect Park Councilman Zack Daghstani
  • Prospect Park Councilwoman Esther Perez
  • Wayne Councilwoman Francine Ritter

“Every Mayor, councilman and resident in Passaic County knows that if they need federal help, they can always count on Congressman Pascrell,” said Prospect Park Councilman Robert Artis. “For years, forming partnerships with Congressman Pascrell has been essential to the growth and sustainment of the cities, towns and boroughs of Northern New Jersey. Bill’s voice in Washington comes through for us over and over. That is why Democratic leaders from across the county are speaking together in one voice: we support our fighter in Congress, Bill Pascrell!”

“My office has always operated on a simple principle: we are here to support our neighbors, the regular, hard working Americans, and my office has never strayed from that,” said Congressman Pascrell. “When city and town leaders come to me for help, that is our top priority and we do everything we can to bring the support of the federal government. Our local leaders are our most important leaders and their support means the world to me. We will go forward into 2025 together.”

Local, state, and federal support of Congressman Pascrell’s campaign has been overwhelming. This year, Congressman Pascrell has already been endorsed by 19 Democratic mayors, 20 Democratic Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic county officials, and 18 Democratic state legislators, all representing cities and towns within the Ninth District, as well as the entire Democratic leadership team in the U.S. House of Representatives.