Pezzullo Stands with Bennett

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Rich Pezzullo

Rich Pezzullo

He’s facing the challenge of his political life from Sheriff Shaun Golden, Save Jerseyans, but incumbent Monmouth Republican Chairman John Bennett still has his supporters including county resident Rich Pezzullo, the Monmouth committee’s choice for the NJ GOP U.S. Senate nomination.

Pezzullo’s backing was full-throated.

“He is the Republican in Monmouth county who has known me as a political figure the longest – almost 20 years,” Pezzullo told Save Jersey on Thursday. “He’s set a good example for me as a professional, politician and organizer. I’ve seen him in his roles as a political opponent and political partner. I’ve known him as he grieved the loss of his father, gave his daughters off to marriage and celebrated the birth of his grandchildren. It would be hard to have so much respect for a person and entertain the thought of not supporting him when his record is full of committed service, personal sacrifice and genuine accomplishments.”

The committee will decide Bennett’s fate on June 10th.