HACKENSACK, N.J. — The last few years (decade?) has not been particularly kind to the Bergen County Republican Organization. Infighting and momentous strength of the Democrats have led to the party being shut out of county government.
That’s not to say there have not been some bright spots. Young Republicans have continually made strides and keep building and winning elections.
Their successes have not gone unnoticed. In his announcing his candidacy for Bergen GOP chairman in a letter to the County Committee, Jack Zisa designated his choice for Deputy Chairman: Paramus Councilman Chris Di Piazza.
Di Piazza, 26, was one of only two Republicans to defeat an incumbent Democrat in Bergen County in 2017, and the only one to do so in a town won by Phil Murphy. His campaign backed heavily by the Bergen County Young Republicans and the YR Chairman Matt Gilson (who is also a Save Jersey contributor).
It has been a meteoric rise for the first-year Councilman.
He attended his first political event in the summer of 2016 and, in just two year,s has risen to sit on one of the most powerful councils in the county and now finds himself on what looks like an uncontested path to the Deputy Chairman of the BCRO. So far, he has resisted overtures to seek one of the open LD38 seats, instead focusing on Paramus.
“Right now, my focus is on the town,” said Di Piazza. “I’m also helping Jeanne Weber become our next mayor.”