LD40 trio Corrado, Rooney and DePhillips announce endorsement-rich campaign

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

rooneyFYI – LD40 speculation first reported here at Save Jersey has been confirmed, folks.

On Tuesday, Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa), Kevin Rooney (R-Wyckoff) and Christopher DePhillips (R-Wyckoff) formally announced the formation of an LD40 ticket in advance of incumbent ld40 state Senator Kevin O’Toole‘s retirement and what is expected to be the elevation of his Assembly running mates, David Russo and Scott Rumana, to the bench.

“Having served as Passaic County Clerk for 7 years has allowed me to work with the residents of Passaic County and to understand the needs of my constituents. I look forward to the opportunity of serving the residents of District 40 in Trenton, should I be so fortunate. We have been fortunate to have Senator O’Toole, Assemblymen Russo and Rumana represent us, and I am hopeful that, if elected, Kevin, Chris and I will continue that legacy of tireless representation as we tackle issues facing our constituents and the State of New Jersey,” said Corrado, who is currently serving a second term as Passaic County Clerk, in a statement released jointly by the three candidates.

The nascent campaign also sought to preempt any opposition by rolling out support from their predecessors, the GOP’s two top legislative officials and a large number of local officials:

Senator Kevin O’Toole
Senator Gerry Cardinale
Senator Tom Kean, Jr., Senate Minority Leader – Kristin Corrado for Senate
Assemblyman David Russo
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, Assembly Minority Leader – Kevin Rooney and Chris DePhillips for Assembly
Hon. Bob Yudin, Chairman, Bergen County Republican Organization
Hon. Al Barlas, Chairman, Essex County Republican Committee
Hon. John Sette, Chairman, Morris County Republican Committee
Hon. John Traier, Chairman, Passaic County Regular Republican Committee
Hon. Barbara Roca, Vice Chairwoman, Passaic County Regular Republican Organization
Hon. Liz White, Mayor, Allendale
Hon. Beth O’Toole, Municipal Chairwoman, Cedar Grove
Hon. Thomas Randall, Mayor, Ho-Ho-Kus
Hon. Frank Bivona, Mayor, Franklin Lakes
Hon. David Catuogno, Municipal Chairman, Franklin Lakes
Hon. Joseph Maceri, Councilman and Municipal Chairman, Little Falls
Hon. Harry Shortway, Mayor, Midland Park
Hon. Richard Phelan, Councilman, Pequannock
Hon. Michael Serra, Mayor, Pompton Lakes
Hon. Timothy Troast, Municipal Chairman, Pompton Lakes
Hon. Paul Carelli, Mayor, Riverdale
Hon. John Coiro, Mayor, Totowa
Hon. Peter Murphy, Municipal Chairman, Totowa
Hon. Thomas Giordano, Mayor, Waldwick
Hon. Christopher Vergano, Mayor, Wayne
Hon. Michael Marotta, Municipal Chairman, Wayne
Hon. Richard Jasterzbski, State-Committeeman PCRRO and Councilman, Wayne
Hon. Ernest Sesso, Municipal Chairman, Woodland Park
Hon. Drita McNamara, Municipal Chairwoman, Wyckoff


6 thoughts on “LD40 trio Corrado, Rooney and DePhillips announce endorsement-rich campaign

  1. So is there any possibility Kevin is leaving early too or is it just that they’ll replace the Assembly people as the judgeships come open?

  2. Rome is burning and yet the cockroaches continue to assemble under the fridge in the kitchen – where it’s warm, dark and full of crumbs.

  3. This is exactly the rigged system that Donald Trump has been warning us all about. No vote has been taken in District 40. Not by the county committees, and certainly not by the public. A handful of party bosses are simply trying to dictate to us who our three legislators are going to be. It’s definitely not the year to be playing these sorts of backroom games. Talk about tone deaf.

  4. Please stop…before you are arrested and charged with reckless stupidity. This is LOCAL politics, dummmy – and at the local level, most easily impacted by input from……locals. Stop bitching and do something about it.

  5. Thanks for the sound advice. I’ll go out first thing in the morning and vote against this press release at my local polling station, that should solve the problem.

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